Caitlyn Jenner really must be trying to hustle her new memoir coming out later this month, Secrets of My Life. In addition to opening up about a very private matter in the book, her sex reassignment surgery, she also spills secrets surrounding the O.J. Simpson murder trial — which is once again a hot topic thanks to both the FX miniseries American Crime Story and ESPN’s Made in America documentary.
At the time of the trial, as most are aware, Jenner (then Bruce) had just married the freshly divorced Kris Jenner, ex-wife of defense attorney Robert Kardashian. Jenner now claims that Kardashian implied that he believed that his longtime friend Simpson was guilty by telling her, “I would’ve been okay with it if they had gotten him in the first trial,” in reference to the 1998 civil trial, in which he was found guilty. (Although if the miniseries was accurate, most of us gathered that by the way David Schwimmer puked into a sink immediately after the verdict was read.)
But what’s more, Jenner believes that Kardashian only agreed to defend Simpson as an act of retribution for Kris getting remarried.
“I wonder if it was his way of saying to her what I think she was saying to him when she married me: a big f*ck you,” she writes, since obviously, Kris Jenner had been close family friends with Nicole Brown Simpson. Having spent time around O.J. in that capacity, Jenner was also decidedly not a fan of the former pro running back. “He was the most narcissistic, egocentric, neediest asshole in the world of sports I had ever seen, and I had seen a lot of them,” she claims.
Jenner writes that she believes Simpson “got away with two savage murders,” while on the other hand, his stepdaughters Kim and Kourtney were steadfast in his innocence. Kourtney even allegedly told Jenner, “See, I told you he didn’t do it,” on the day of the not guilty verdict.
Really, none of what she claims are bombshells given all we’ve come to know about the trial, but confirming what most of the public already suspects.