We are quickly approaching the 20th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. OJ Simpson is in jail for the time being, but not for the murders. At least he’s in prison.
Two decades later, the Nicole Brown Simpson Foundation is kaput. It actually went out of business about three years ago, when I wrote that they claimed only $66 in assets. Long gone are the days when Denise Brown, Nicole’s sister, drew a salary and had her expenses paid from the money that came in. Starting around 1999, the Foundation operated questionably. My very first column for Foxnews.com in July 1999 was about just that.
All that’s left is a homepage for a website. But under Contact Us, readers are directed to 800 numbers for national organizations that help battered women.
I can still recall seeing the whole Simpson family on “Geraldo Rivera,” and Geraldo handing them a check for $20,000. It was just part of the circus that surrounded the whole case.
Back in the days of the trial, the Simpson family was a pre-Kardashian bunch. Indeed, the Kardashians and Jenners were their close pals. The Simpsons sold pictures of Nicole to the press via a file system in their living room– this was before the internet. They even sold a video of OJ and Nicole’s wedding to the public for $49.99. Ah those were the days.
More about those good old days as we get closer to the anniversary on June 12th…