Twenty years after the verdict, O.J. Simpson's case continues to fascinate.
Now, the disgraced football player's lawyer Robert Shapiro is spilling a juicy detail about the trial. Speaking with FOX’s Megyn Kelly, Shapiro finally revealed what Simpson whispered in his ear directly after the non-guilty verdict was released over 20 years ago.
Shapiro said that the former icon leaned over and said, in front of the eyes of the world, "You told me this would be the result from the beginning. You were right." The 73-year-old, who is still a practicing lawyer, also told the FOX journalist that he tried on the famous gloves that helped acquit Simpson of murder to make sure that they would not fit his client's hand.
"When I tired the glove on it was a little bit wide in my palm and a little bit long in my fingers. O.J. Simpson has enormous hands and I knew that the glove would not fit him," Shapiro said. "No question about it. Wouldn't even be close."
Shapiro added that he advised Simpson to stand as close to the jury as possible when putting on the glove, and to hold the gloved hand up like an "Olympic Torch" and tug on it.
Shapiro added that he thinks that more than one person was involved in the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. He did not, however, expand on who or what pointed to that particular theory.
Kelly asked Shapiro if he thought the glove did, in fact, belong to the murderer.
"That is a very compelling question that I’ve never even thought about, and we’d looked at that glove, every expert had looked at that glove," Shapiro replied. "It did have stains on it, did have certain cuts on it. I didn’t consider it, but it’s kind of an eerie thought when you say that." Adding, "As you say it now, it is chilling, but it wasn’t something that I contemplated or thought about at the time."
Kelly also asked if Shapiro believes the verdict of the case was fair. He responded by saying there are two types of justice in America, moral justice, and legal justice.
"If you look at it from a moral point of view, a lot of people would say he absolutely did it. I deal in legal justice, as you did as a lawyer, and that’s proof beyond a reasonable doubt," the attorney responded.
Kelly then asked Shapiro, point blank, how he lives with himself knowing that so many people believe in Simpson's guilt. "Our system of justice is based on the theory that we hope and pray that innocent people are never convicted," he said. "And the price we pay is that guilty people sometimes do and will go free."
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