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Friends, we’re coming up on the end. There’s only one episode left of The People v. O.J., just 50 even more minutes of Clarden and Cochran and co., prior to the trial fades back into pop society background (well, not really). Maybe that’s why this week’s episode felt particularly somber. Tright here were no campy cheers, no rom-com dpartnerships, no goofy media grabs—simply a bunch of mainly well-interpretation civilization gaining screwed over in a bunch of different means. Our prosecutors, to start, are pretty a lot done for; our judge has to listen to sexist trash about his wife; our victims' families are realizing they won’t be seeing any type of justice. And certain, Johnnie gets his tapes, but listening to them confirms a reality he definitely didn’t desire to hear. The only perkid who really wins in the O.J. trial is O.J. And in a situation this huge, via this many kind of players, that doesn’t really feel prefer sufficient. 

But before we acquire as well bummed out, let’s make sure all this stuff actually occurred IRL. Did Darden call the case a “circus?” Did Fuhrman vandalize an MLK poster with “KKK?” Wbelow can we uncover O.J.’s exercise video? The answers to all concerns, big and also tiny, below, in this sorta sad, season’s-almost-over fact check. Read it and also weep!


The Tapes

True or False: Laura McKinny was a failed screenwriter that taped the Fuhrguy tapes while conducting research on the LAPD.

Important backstory, so it’s good to watch they obtained this right. McKinny was working on a manuscript at the time (around woguys on the force) prior to leaving LA to teach screencomposing in North Carolina. Unfortunately for McKinny, the trial sort of daburned her plans of ever writing anything under her own name—and saddled her with $50,000 in legal fees. Yikes. 

True or False: A North Carolina judge refused to provide Cochran and also his team the tapes.  

True! Definitely a setback for the defense (albeit one they addressed via appeal pretty quickly) and also one that left Cochran “visibly shaken.” Whether this was due in component to Cochran’s race and also the place of the judgment (i.e. “dixie”) we can’t say for sure—but it absolutely wouldn’t be the leastern believable part of the trial. 

True or False: Fuhrman declared on the tapes exactly how much he hated Judge Ito’s wife, Peggy.

Aacquire, true. Fuhrmale did insult Margaret “Peggy” York, the first woguy to be appointed LAPD deputy chief, in his tapes. As for womales in the force in general, Fuhrguy comes off prefer your everyday troll: “I won't eat with them, I won't have actually coffee with them, I won't be watched with them. It's embarrassing. Wright here does some woguy 5 feet tall and 98 pounds obtain off coming out? I have the right to bench push virtually four times what she weighs.” 


True or False: Ito just allowed for 2 sentences in the 13 hours of tape, those which directly contradicted Fuhrman’s previous testimony. 

True! You can check out Ito’s complete ruling on the tapes below.

The Racist

True or False: Fuhrman created “KKK” on a Martin Luther King Jr. poster. 

Not specifically. The only confirmation of this we could uncover was in Darden’s In Contempt, and even that wasn’t a poster, but a calendar, through “KKK” scrawled in the MLK Day slot. This absolutely doesn’t seem out of character for Fuhrman, but this specific occurrence doesn’t look to have been extensively reported. 

True or False: Fuhrguy asserted his Fifth Amendment privilege when asked if he planted evidence in the O.J. situation. 

True—but it was Uelguys, not Cochran, that wondered about him.You have the right to watch the footage here (complete through a dramatic backing score) and also judge for yourself. 

The Trial

True or False: Darden accidentally referred to as his witness a racist. 


...Nope. Darden did say it wasn’t racist to insurance claim that voices deserve to “sound black,” however the witness (and also jury) were all out of the room by that allude. Ito did thrconsumed to hold Darden and Cochran in contempt, though! More around this exadjust right here.

True or False: Darden claimed the case was “a circus” in a courtroom outburst. 

True-ish. Darden did say that “this situation is a circus and they made it a circus,” “they” being the defense, however that was a month after the black-voice-white-voice headbutting.  

True or False: Darden and Clark considered allowing for a mistrial. 

This is obviously somepoint that crossed their minds, but it’s many likely not true that they would certainly have actually actually wanted to go via through it. A mistrial might have actually prrange even even more tough to win, according to a ‘95 Times write-up, via the defense certain to argue that O.J. couldn’t even be legally tried again. 

The Juice

True or False: The defense asserted O.J. was an arthritis sufferer incapable of murder: “He may look like Tarzan, however he moves choose Tarzan’s grandfather.” 

True, yes, O.J.’s physician actually shelp this in court. Dr. Huizenga compared him to Tarzan three times, saying the accsupplied double-murderer “really has actually the physique of Tarzan,” and that (again), “Although he looked favor Tarzan, he was walking even more prefer Tarzan's grandfather.”


True or False: O.J. filmed an exercise video two weeks prior to the murder. 

Yes, yes, also true, and oh male. You can watch a reduced from the final variation below, or some outtakes right here. “I offered to walk on the wild side,” a panting O.J. tells the camera. “Now, I just take bhazard walks.” And on his Brentwood home: “The house was so chopped up, you’d have actually no principle.” He also sneaks a domestic violence joke in there! 

Everypoint Else

True or False: Protesters held up “Das Fuhrman” indications.

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There aren’t any kind of documented photos or reports of the Das Fuhrguy signs, however protesters were a continual attribute external of the courtroom, and absolutely while the tape scandal was unfolding. The public would have been already loosely conscious of Fuhrman’s alleged Nazi fandom—reports came out months previously in September that claimed he “walked roughly on weekends wearing Nazi paraphernalia.” The indicators themselves are probably not true, yet the sentiment behind them absolutely was. 

True or False: Clark was granted major custody during the trial. 

Reports on this are actually pretty conflicting. Though her divorce is sometimes listed as having actually been finalized in 1995, one People magazine short article clintends she and also Gordon were still working on a settlement as of March 1996. Clark fought hard to keep details of the divorce exclusive in the time of the trial, so maybe it’s unsurpincreasing that we should still be fuzzy on specifically just how (and when) it ended. So we won’t say this is outbest false, however we won’t say it’s true, either.


A programming note: it appears that FX will not be releasing the seakid finale of Amerihave the right to Crime Story to us in development, so next week's final fact inspect will certainly be published a little later on than usual.