The O.J. Simpson Trial: Where Are They Now?
Acquitted in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, Simpson was arrested again in 2007 after leading a group of men into a room at the Las Vegas Palace Station Hotel & Casino to steal, at gunpoint, sports memorabilia he claimed was his. He was convicted on a number of charges, including criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, and robbery. Simpson, now 68, was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison and is serving his time at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.
Though she rose to fame as the head prosecutor, Clark was so drained by the experience that she left the DA’s office afterward and started writing books. “I’m launching a new crime-fiction series with my novel Blood Defense this May,” the 62-year-old tells EW.
Darden, 59, served as a prosecutor alongside Clark. He was devastated over Simpson’s acquittal and left the District Attorney’s Office in 1995 and taught criminal law. He’s now a defense attorney in private practice and has written several crime novels.
Judge Ito, 65, presided over the Simpson trial and faced criticism for his decision to allow TV cameras in the courtroom. He retired from the bench last year, and enjoys a quiet life with his wife, Peggy, to whom he’s been married for more than 30 years.
The lead counsel on Simpson’s team, Shapiro still works as a lawyer at age 73, though his primary focus is on civil litigation. He also established the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness in honor of a son who died from addiction.
Kaelin, who was staying in Simpson’s guesthouse the night of the murders and was a witness for the state, now has a clothing line called Slacker Wear. “People have been calling me ‘slacker’ since the trial. I took [that] and turned it into something great,” the 56-year-old says.
Former detective Fuhrman, 63, famously discovered the bloody glove on O.J.’s estate, but after lying about his use of a racial slur, he pleaded no contest to perjury, barring him from serving as a police officer again. Now he writes books and serves as a crime-scene expert for Fox News.
Now 75, the father of victim Ron Goldman filed a civil suit for wrongful death against Simpson, along with the family of Nicole Brown Simpson. A jury found O.J. liable for their deaths, awarding the families $33.5 million.
The sister of Nicole Brown Simpson testified about the alleged abuse Nicole suffered at the hands of Simpson. After the trial, Brown, 58, created a foundation in her sibling’s name that raises awareness of domestic abuse.