Caitlyn Jenner opened up about the day OJ Simpson was acquitted and how her family reacted to the news. She also reveals Robert Kardashian knew about the real events that transpired the night Nicole Simpson was murdered.
OJ Simpson’s acquittal came as a shock to the world after watching what was deemed as the trial of the century unfold. Simpson was accused of murdering his wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman and in spite of public opinion suggesting he was guilty, he was found otherwise.
OJ Simpson after the closing arguments of his trial for armed robbery in October 2008. | Photo: Getty Images
OJ had his lawyers to thank which included Robert Kardashian, Kris Jenner’s former husband and the father of her three daughters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian and son, Rob Kardashian. At the time, she was already married to Bruce aka Caitlyn Jenner for three years.
Caitlyn believed OJ’s trial was "a joke" but it also had a great impact on her family. She recalled Kris having doubts after OJ was acquitted..
Caitlyn recently opened up about that controversial period where she found herself in the middle of it all. She also revealed Robert knew more than what others may think.
Caitlyn Jenner attending the 2016 "MAKERS Conference." | Photo: Getty Images
Speaking to Kate Garraway and Jacqueline Jossa in the latest episode of “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here,” Caitlyn detailed how close she was to OJ and his wife. In fact, she discloses that she was with Nicole just a couple of days before she was murdered.
She explains that their closeness was due to the fact that Nicole was Kris’ best friend and OJ was Robert’s best man during his wedding to Kris. Caitlyn married Kris just a month after her divorce with Robert was finalized.
While Caitlyn became friends with Robert during her marriage to Kris, she couldn’t say the same about OJ. In fact, she admits OJ had “too big an ego” judging from their frequent vacations together. It made her think Nicole didn’t deserve her fate.
Kris Jenner and Caitlyn, formerly Bruce Jenner attending a wine and food festival in September 2010. | Photo: Getty Images
Caitlyn believed OJ’s trial was "a joke" but it also had a great impact on her family. She recalled Kris having doubts after OJ was acquitted.
“Kris just turned around to me and goes ‘we should have listened to Nicole from the beginning, she was right',” Caitlyn said.
Meanwhile, Kourtney and Kim who were in school when the verdict came down had a different opinion.
Kris Jenner at the 24th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala in May 2017. | Photo: Getty Images
“I think it was Kourtney who said: ‘Well I told you he didn’t do it,” Caitlyn recounted. “And I just said to the girls ‘just because he got a not guilty didn’t mean he didn’t do it and I don’t want his name ever mentioned in this house again'."
More importantly, Caitlyn believed Robert was not ignorant of his client’s guilt. "I mean, there's just no way he didn't know,” she tells Kate and Jacqueline.
Since her divorce from Kris, Caitlyn hasn’t been privy to a lot of things going on in the Kardashian fold. However, there are a few things she’s aware of, such as the extent her daughter, Kylie Jenner goes to keep herself safe.
The former decathlete recently revealed in another episode of “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” that her daughter would spend up to $400k a month for security. She spilled this information while claiming the Kardashian-Jenners have been so used to having security around.
Kylie Jenner at the Harper's BAZAAR Celebrates "ICONS" event in September 2016. | Photo: Getty Images
It’s not surprising considering Kim’s traumatizing robbery experience in Paris and Kylie’s recent problems with a stalker getting into her property. The price for her safety may be steep, but not steep enough for a 22-year-old billionaire.