The twentieth anniversary of the O.J. Simpson trial is drawing near, and new details surrounding the disgraced athlete and the moments before and after his iconic car chase are now coming to light.
In a special by ABC News’ 20/20, deposition tapes, interviews with the families of victims Nicole Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, and commentary from journalist Lawrence Schiller have given new perspective on the case that divided a nation in 1995. Schiller released American Tragedy: The Uncensored Story of the O.J. Simpson Defense in 1996, offering up an even larger view of the case and all its players, including O.J.’s “dream team” of lawyers: the late Johnny Cochran and Rob Kardashian, Robert Shapiro, and Alan Dershowitz.
Perhaps most surprisingly, Schiller recently told 20/20 Kardashian convinced Simpson not to kill himself the day he was scheduled to turn himself over to the police–also the day of his infamous Bronco chase. In a recording obtained by Schiller, Simpson is heard threatening to end his life in the childhood bedroom of Kim Kardashian.