Friday, April 19, 2024

Kris (Kardashian) Jenner: OJ Didn’t Like Her Very Much, Either


It’s no surprise: Kris Kardashian Jenner is publishing a book she “wrote” tomorrow. Need a hook? How about her finally addressing the 1994 murder of her pal Nicole Brown Simpson? Jenner says she thinks OJ did it. Seventeen years later, this is like saying the sky is blue. D’uh, Kris. But the avaricious stage mom, famous for being famous and making children famous for the same reason, was not an OJ Simpson favorite. Jenner had only recently divorced OJ Simpson pal and lawyer Robert Kardashian and married Bruce Jenner in 1991 when the murders (including Ron Goldman’s) happened.

In Faye Resnick’s tawdry book, released at the time, Kris’s name turned up quite a bit. She was one of Nicole’s hard partying friends. But OJ didn’t care for Kris. In his 2006 civil suit testimony, Simpson concedes that he and Nicole had been friends with the Jenners, but said of Kris Kardashian Jenner:  “We knew Kris Kardashian — I know Kris — they were friends because of Bob and I were friends. They never did anything outside of Bob and I Nicole wasn’t a big fan of all the fingernails and hair and clothes thing, and that — Kris was — that was Kris’ thing.”

[Note: I’ve corrected the spelling of the first name from Ch, in transcripts, to the alliterative K that Jenner sports as a family kalling kard.]

Interestingly, now Jenner says “I could have saved Nicole” and carries on about OJ. But when Simpson finally went to jail for good in 2008, Jenner told a freelance videographer that she had “mixed emotions” about the ex football player.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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