There's isn't much the Kardashian family won't do to gain some media attention, but they may be taking things a step too far. Because the Kardashians use any and all means to grab a headline, Kris Jenner wrote a book that includes private details about the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, who she maintains was her best friend (you'll recall Nicole was married to O.J. Simpson and was found brutally stabbed to death at her Los Angeles home on June 12, 1994). And since everything revolves around Mama Jenner and her Kardashian Klan, she reveals in the memoir that she could have saved Nicole's life.
According to Jenner, on the morning of the murder, Nicole requested to get together with her, saying, ""Can you get over here...? I need to talk to you. It's really important."" But since she was too busy taking care of her own children, Jenner asked if they could get together the following day. After hearing about the murder the following morning, Jenner was devastated and believed she could have saved Nicole's life is she hadn't rescheduled their plans to meet. It's a little unclear how getting together for lunch could have prevented her friend's murder but I suppose it wouldn't be a true Kris Jenner memoir without making it be all about her.
Jenner also writes that a friend later told her, ""Nicole had been beaten up by O.J. and she had been keeping this physical proof in the form of photographs and, it would turn out, other evidence, in which she had documented seventeen years of abuse. Nicole really wanted someone close to her to know what was going on, so that somebody - namely me - could be a witness."" She also states that she ""instinctively knew that in some way O.J. had something to do with her death.""
Ironically, Jenner's first husband, Robert Kardashian, was one of O.J.'s attorneys. Kardashian and O.J. were reportedly were very good friends and some people even suspected that Kardashian acted as O.J.'s lawyer just so he wouldn't have to testify against him. Kardashian's New York Times obituary notes that after O.J. was acquitted, he questioned his friend's innocence.
It's absolutely terrible what happened to Nicole, but Jenner is committing a crime of her own -- using a friend's death to create hype about her upcoming memoir. One could try to argue that's not what she's doing, but we all know it is. Normally she uses her children to gain fame and now she's using deceased friends. This is a really low blow, even for this family.
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Source: Radar, NYT