The "Confronting: OJ Simpson" Podcast Sparks an all Out Twitter War
Even those of us who lived through the OJ Simpson trial in real time still can’t seem to get enough of it. On the 25th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, Ron’s sister, Kim Goldman, released the Confronting podcast with producer Nancy Glass to speak with key witnesses and attorneys who were involved with the case. The reviews of the podcast are incredibly favorable, but episode 6 of the series introduces another view.
The majority of episode 6 is a recorded phone call between producer Nancy Glass and Simpson’s current attorney in Las Vegas, Malcolm LaVergne. LaVergne began representing Simpson after he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008, in hopes of getting him an appeal. That appeal was denied, but years later LaVergne subsequently helped Simpson get released on parole. Nancy’s ultimate intention in this conversation is to get LaVergne and/or Simpson to come on to the podcast to speak with Kim. LaVergne is immediately hostile to Nancy and makes bold claims that Kim’s podcast is another effort for her to gain fame, media attention, and to make money. LaVergne states that Kim has “yet again used Simpson’s fame and celebrity to parlay it into a benefit for herself,” citing her increased number of Twitter followers since the podcast’s release.
LaVergne & Nancy continue go back and forth. She references the Daily Mail article in which LaVergne is quoted saying Kim is a “professional victim.” He suggests that Kim should Tweet that she owes all of her new followers to Simpson, or pay Simpson $1 million dollars to go on her show. The back and forth continues for awhile, and although it’s rather shocking, it’s impossible to stop listening.
LaVergne has taken to Twitter repeatedly to sound off about Kim, and now Nancy. No matter which side you take in this war, the feud does spark the question—Is Kim a genuine advocate for victims of the judicial system, or has she made a career capitalizing on an event that took place 25 years ago?