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Kim Kardashian details attending OJ Simpson trial as dad Robert wanted her to ‘witness a piece of history’

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Kim Kardashian details attending OJ Simpson trial as dad Robert wanted her to ‘witness a piece of history’

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Kim Kardashian has reflected on being taken to OJ Simpson's trial by her dad.

The Kardashian is still working hard to become a lawyer and follow in her father Robert Kardashian's footsteps.

However, before she even decided to turn her attentions from reality tv to law, she'd already been in the inside of a courtroom - for the trial of OJ Simpson.

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OJ Simpson, a former National Football League (NFL) player, broadcaster, actor and close friend of Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner, was accused of killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994.

The trial took place in 1995 and OJ was defended by a group of lawyers who became known as the 'Dream Team' - a group which included Robert.

OJ was tried and later controversially acquitted of the charges and Kim was present at part of the trial, despite only being around 15 years old.

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Robert Kardashian was on OJ Simpson's legal team. Credit: Vince Bucci/ AFP via Getty Images
Robert Kardashian was on OJ Simpson's legal team. Credit: Vince Bucci/ AFP via Getty Images

In an interview with GQ, Kim revealed her father was the one who made sure she and Kourtney saw some of the trial.

She says: "My dad pulled Kourtney and me out of school. He said, ‘I want you girls to witness a piece of history and what a trial is like.’

"We walked in and saw my mom sitting on the other side. She said, 'You’re supposed to be in school. What are you doing here?'

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"Kourtney and I didn’t even look at her."

Kim and Kourtney's response was a result of Kris and Robert being on different sides of the trial - Kris closer to Nicole and Robert to OJ.

At the time, Kris and Robert were also separated which meant it was a 'really tough' time for them all, Kim reflects.

She said: "We felt like Mom was happily remarried, so we would live with Dad. We didn’t want him to be by himself."

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Robert took Kourtney and Kim out of school to attend the trial. Credit: Instagram/ @kimkardashian
Robert took Kourtney and Kim out of school to attend the trial. Credit: Instagram/ @kimkardashian

Despite Robert being someone who 'prided himself on never missing a day of school when he was a student' according to Khloe, he was certainly right about Kim and Kourtney witnessing 'a piece of history' - Simpson's trial going on to be described as the 'most publicized' criminal trial in human history.

Despite being acquitted of the charges in his first trial surrounding the death of his wife and her friend, OJ became the subject of a civil suit years later which saw him deemed liable for the deaths and ordered to pay compensatory and punitive damages totalling $33.5 million.

Simpson's legal team appealed the judgement and he still hasn't paid the vast majority of the settlement.

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Goldman's father claimed last year that Simpson now owes him $96 million due to the interest in the decades since the ruling.

Topics: Celebrity, Kim Kardashian, US News, Crime, True crime

Poppy Bilderbeck
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