What Kim Goldman Says We All Keep Forgetting About The O.J. Case
Ever since I.C. Simpson was acquitted of homicide 20 years in the past within the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and her pal Ron Goldman, Ron’s sister, Kim, has been very vocal about her disgust for each the justice system and the accused. In reality, as she tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”, she nonetheless refuses to check with Simpson as something aside from “the killer.”
“I speak very brazenly about how I do not forgive the killer for what he did. I get a number of destructive and hateful messages about that,” Kim says.
The cause Kim endures that sort of backlash is as a result of she says there’s one thing necessary that tends to get misplaced within the narrative of this notably excessive-profile case.
“From early on on this case, it was all the time concerning the killer and Nicole, and their relationship and the demise of their relationship,” Kim says. “My brother was by no means actually seen as anyone extra than simply her good friend, the opposite sufferer, the wanna-be model, the wanna-be actor. To us, he was a lot greater than all of these issues.”
Part of Kim’s mission has been to assist others not simply to see Ron in a nuanced mild, however to see him, interval.
“It was all the time essential for us to maintain speaking about him, share his story, share his life, speak about it as a lot as we will, in order that his identify can turn out to be synonymous with Nicole’s,” Kim says. “Because there have been two victims that died horribly that night time.”
The Goldman household continues to do advocacy work in reminiscence of each Ron and Nicole, Kim provides, nevertheless, the media typically focuses consideration on solely Nicole. Even as we speak.
“There was a current cowl of a ‘People’ journal that simply had Nicole on the entrance. And the headline for the journal was, ‘Justice for Nicole,'” Kim says. “My brother wasn’t even talked about.”
Seeing that introduced Kim proper again to 1995.
“I stored considering, ‘God, we’re again right here once more.’ It’s been 20 years and we’re again right here, the place my brother does not even get a blip,” she says.
So, Kim plugs away, sharing Ron’s story, advocating for different crime victims and talking out about judicial reform, all in an effort to maintain his legacy alive and significant.
“We hold making an attempt to make headway,” she says.
“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.
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