Kim Kardashian is making headlines (and Twitter punchlines) this week in the wake of her not so shocking split from husband of 72 days Kris Humphries. Of course, they’ll never accuse Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner of failing to make waves of her own. The 55-year-old mother-of-six is sparking debate (And did we mention digging up anicient history?) with some allegations she makes about acquitted murder suspect O.J. Simpson in her new book, Kris Jenner. And All Things Kardashian.
Jenner, whose late ex- husband Robert Kardashian was one of Simpson’s defense attorneys during his 1995 murder trial, was best friends with Simpson’s wife Nicole Brown Simpson. Her kids even grew up calling the disgraced football star “Uncle O.J.” In her tome, Kris ponders whether she might have been able to save her friend’s life (and that of waiter Ron Goldman) – had she acquiesced to Simpson’s request to go over and see her that June day in 1994.
In excerpts obtained by RadarOnline.com, Kris writes:
“Nicole said, Can you get over here…? I need to talk to you. It’s really important,” Jenner writes, going on to admit that she said she was too busy at the time.
It was the last time she ever heard Nicole’s voice. And upon hearing of the murder Kris claims she “instinctively knew” of O.J.’s involvement.
“I truly couldn’t believe she had been so betrayed by the person who she had once loved most. That O.J. would be so destructive and selfish and jealous that he would do that to her was just mind-blowing to me. All these thoughts were running through my mind. This can’t be true…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…The realization that she had wanted to confide in me hit me so hard…And I had let her down.”
O.J. is currently serving a 33 1/2 prison sentence for armed robbery in a Nevada prison.