Prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson trial Marcia Clark talks the Kardashians and Sarah Paulson

The former lead prosecutor on the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Marcia Clark, sat down with OK! Magazine‘s Joe Drake to talk about everything from Kris Jenner‘s integral role in the case, to Sarah Paulson‘s incredible performance in FX’s The People v. O.J Simpson.

When asked if she knew the Kardashians, whose father, Robert Kardashian, represented O.J., would become the mega-stars they are today, Marcia laughed. “They were really young,” she said. “They were kids, so, no, I had no way of knowing any of that would happen.”

She went to say, however, that Kris was very helpful to the prosecution during the trial. “She brought in the witnesses who were witnesses to Nicole Simpson‘s abuse at the hands of O.J. Simpson. She was very helpful.”

Kris was close friends with Nicole, who was allegedly murdered by her husband O.J. The former NFL star was infamously found not guilty in the murder trial. He was later arrested for kidnapping and armed robbery, and was released after nine years in prison this past October.

Marcia added that while Kris’s husband was working against the prosecution, “he was a good guy. Very good guy.”

Then the lawyer went on to praise Sarah’s Emmy-award winning performance as her in the FX series. “That was amazing,” she said. “I was so not looking forward to that series, because who wants to relive the nightmare? It was a horrible experience, one of the most horrible experiences of my life.”

But when Marcia heard Sarah was playing her, she felt much better. “If you have to relive the nightmare, at least you’re being played by this brilliant actress.” She then talked about the production process and how she never met with Sarah before filming.

“And yet somehow, she nailed it,” Marcia said.

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Simpson's former agent Mike Gilbert said in the doc that by the third day Simpson was in prison, he got his reps to start getting together a marketing and merchandising plan to generate a lot of money.


Memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong explained that Simpson would be given numbers to sign his autograph to in his jail cell.


Those numbers would then be put on jerseys to be sold at memorabilia collector events.


To autograph footballs, a panel of a ball would be brought in to the jail for him to sign.


And that panel would be stitched onto a football to be sold.


The market exploded for Simpson memorabilia and autographs while the case went on, according to Fromong.


There were even photos sold that Simpson and his attorney Johnnie Cochran had signed.


In one sitting, Simpson would sign 2,500 cards.


For some cards, Simpson would even date them, indicating that he signed them while in prison, inevitably driving up the price of the card.



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