Nicole Brown Simpson's younger sister speaks out
Nicole Brown Simpson's younger sister, Tanya Brown, spoke to Katie Couric about her depression, her relationship with O.J. Simpson and why she's now opening up about a difficult time in her life.
LAKE FOREST, CA - JUNE 12: Murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson's mother Juditha (L), and sisters Denise (R) and Tanya (C) stand next to her grave in Lake Forest, California, 12 June, the one-year anniversary of the murder of her and her friend Ronald Goldman. Former football star O.J. Simpson is on trial for their murders. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read MARILYNN YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, UNITED STATES: Juditha Brown (C) embraces attorney John Kelley (R) as daughter Tanya Brown looks on during a press conference 10 February in Santa Monica, California. Both the Brown and Goldman families were awarded 12.5 million USD each in punitive damages in the OJ Simpson civil trial by the jury which found Simpson liable in the deaths of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman. (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
LAKE FOREST, CA - JUNE 12: Murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson's mother Juditha (R), and sisters Denise (C) and Tanya (L) sit next to her grave surrounded by flowers, in Lake Forest, Califorinia, 12 June, the one-year anniversary of the murder of Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Former football star O.J. Simpson is on trial for their murders. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read MARILYNN YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
Attorney John Q. Kelly, center, is embraced by members of the Brown family following a verdict in the O.J. Simpson wrongful death civil suit, Tuesday night, Feb. 4, 1997. From left, Lou Brown, Dominique Brown, Kelly, Juditha Brown, Tanya Brown and Denise Brown in background. Simpson was found liable for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Juditha Brown, left, mother of late Nicole Brown Simpson, and her daughter Tanya Brown, right, await a court hearing, Jan. 31, 1997 at the North Superior Court House in Fullerton, California. A judge?s refusal to stay an order awarding O. J. Simpson full custody of his children resulted from today?s hearing, keeping Simpson?s son and daughter with him. Tanya Brown is wearing a pin with a photo of the children on her right lapel. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
"I wasn't ready. I was a young 24. I was 18 going on 24. I wasn't ready I was a mess. I kind of plowed through my life. Life had to go on for me."
It's been two decades since the trial in which O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson. As you can see on CNN, the case dominated the headlines nationwide, but Tanya Brown stayed out of the limelight.
Brown explains what was going on in her life during the trial in her new book titled "Finding Peace Amid The Chaos: My Escape from Depression and Suicide."
Brown told Katie she went to the crime scene the day after her sister was murdered. She says she saw melted ice cream on the table and there was fingerprint dust everywhere, and she became overwhelmed and got sick.
Initially Brown says she didn't believe Simpson killed her sister because she always saw him as a warm and friendly family member.
But now she says, looking back, there were some big indicators that Simpson might have abused her sister.
She said Nicole would always wear sunglasses, even at night and passed up the opportunity to visit The White House because of a suspicious back injury.
As for Brown's book, you can find a copy on Amazon going for around $12.