When The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story began airing last February, viewers widely condemned one of its smaller controversies: the decision to grant the Kardashians kids (played by actors) screen time in the acclaimed FX miniseries, which explored the details of O.J. Simpson’s infamous 1994 murder trial.
For her new GQ cover story, Kim Kardashian addressed the portrayal of her family on the show. She also praised David Schwimmer for his performance as her late father, Robert Kardashian, who rounded out Simpson’s defense team in the real-life case and later died in 2003 of esophageal cancer.
“There were times I was watching it and I was like, ‘Oh s—, this is dead-on,” Kardashian said. “Like, ‘That looks like my dad. It feels like my dad.’ It was eerie to watch sometimes.”
The 35-year-old reality star wasn’t as taken with her and her siblings’ representation, insisting FX skewed some of the facts. “I think our ages were off and our looks were off,” she said, adding that the producers also placed O.J.’s suicide attempt in the wrong room. “It was Khloé’s bedroom, not my bedroom.”
Kardashian also set the record straight on a key detail from the original trial. At the time her father joined Simpson’s defense team, speculation ran rampant that he’d done so only to evade being called to the witness stand. As prosecutors claimed, witnesses alleged that they saw Robert Kardashian remove a Louis Vuitton bag assumed to contain the murder weapon from Simpson’s home.
“I know people said at the time that he [joined Simpson’s defense team] so he couldn’t be called as a witness, because he had that Louis Vuitton bag that supposedly had the [murder] weapon and stuff like that… but that bag was sitting at my dad’s house,” Kardashian explained.
She goes on to say that she went through the luggage herself, and only uncovered toiletries and golf clothes. “The news was like, ‘Where is this Louis Vuitton bag?’” said Kardashian. “And I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s upstairs.'”