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The O.J. Simpson Trial: Where Are the Major Players Today?

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Where Are the Major Players Today?
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America will be glued to their TV screens tonight as FX airs a new episode of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

The premiere episode, which grabbed 12 million viewers for FX, reintroduced America to the major players in the O.J. Simpson trial, including Marcia Clark, Johnnie Cochran, Robert Kardashian and Robert Shapiro.

The first episode focused on the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and the events leading up to the infamous trial.

Here’s what became of some of the noteworthy people in the case since O.J. Simpson was acquitted in 1995.

O.J. Simpson – He is currently serving 33 years behind bars for a botched kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas. He will be eligible for parole next year.

Marcia Clark – After retiring as a prosecutor, she became a legal commentator and analyst on several networks. She has also written a book about the case, and a few mystery novels.

Johnnie Cochran – He also wrote a book about his experience with the trial, which he released in 2002. Three years later, he died from an inoperable brain tumor at the age of 67.

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Robert Kardashian – He died of esophageal cancer in 2003 at the age of 59. His ex-wife Kris Jenner has built a reality television empire, featuring their children and her children with Caitlyn Jenner.

Robert Shapiro – He published legal books and has provided legal analysis on television programs. He co-founded LegalZoom.com, which helps people prepare legal documents on their own. Five years ago, Shapiro was hired to be Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer.

Christopher Darden – He taught law at Southwestern University School of Law after the trial. He started his own firm in 1999.

Kato Kaelin – He has become part of the reality TV scene and is a host of his own show. Aside from acting, he is owner of a clothing line called Kato’s Kouch Potatoes.

Judge Lance Ito – He retired last year after overseeing over 500 trials since 1995.

Faye Resnick – She wrote a few books about the case and Nicole Brown Simpson. She is known for her appearances on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

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F. Lee Bailey – To this day, he still believes that Simpsons is not guilty of the murders. He currently spends his time flying planes and helicopters after being disbarred in Massachusetts and Florida for misconduct.

Alan Dershowitz – He retired last year after teaching at Harvard for many years. Twenty years after being part of Simpson's defense team, he still receives hate mail. He released an autobiography in October 2013.

Mark Fuhrman – The LAPD detective who found the infamous glove, is now a forensic and crime scene expert on FOX News. He has also released a few books about the trial.

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