There’s a renewed interest in former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark thanks to the sprawling popularity of the FX drama American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. So, she took to TODAY to discuss what it’s like to see the darkest point in her career revisited. Along with praising Sarah Paulson, dismissing romantic rumors about her co-counsel Chris Darden, and talking court room sexism, Clark also slammed Martin Sheen’s upcoming “documentary” O.J. Is Innocent.
It’s an 8-minute video, but Clark has a sharp charisma and a no-nonsense attitude that makes the whole thing a must-see for ACS fans.
Spoilers for the sure-to-be trash fire O.J. Is Innocent: Their theory is that Jason Simpson, O.J.’s son from his first marriage, is the real killer. Private detective Bill Dear originated this allegation, and previously laid it out in the BBC doc O.J. Simpson: The Untold Story and a book titled O.J. Is Guilty but Not of Murder.
“I actually know the theory, and it’s nonsense,” Clark said of O.J. Is Innocent. “They’re aiming at Jason Simpson, and that is to me the most hideous thing you can possibly do. Jason Simpson is the one they’re saying is guilty, and he can’t defend himself. What is he going to do? Say, ‘It’s not me, it’s my dad.’ What a hideous thing for them to do. I can’t even tell you how awful it is. And it’s baseless.”
At the end of the interview, Clark was asked if Simpson’s being jailed for a different and lesser offense puts her at peace with her trial’s verdict. The lawyer turned mystery novelist declared, “We gave it our all. I ate, breathed and slept that case. I did nothing but work that case 24/7 for 15 months. I left nothing on the table. So I can say there was nothing more I could do. To say that I’m at peace with the verdict? No. No, justice was not sung.”
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