Marcia Clark Reacts to O.J. Simpson Being Treated Like a Celebrity Again
Marcia Clark, the famed prosecutor from the O.J. Simpson trial, is headed to TV with her own A&E crime series, “Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48.”
Clark has been back in the spotlight since the FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” revisited O.J.'s famous murder case.
In 1995, Simpson was infamously found not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman the year before. Two years later, he lost a civil lawsuit that found him “responsible” for their murders.
Marcia opened up to “Extra's” Renee Bargh about her TV show and commented on O.J.'s new life in Las Vegas.
O.J. was released in October after serving nine years in a Nevada prison for armed robbery and kidnapping. Marcia recalled how she felt the day she saw him walk free, saying, “I just hope he doesn't hurt anyone else.”
Regarding reports that he is being treated like a celebrity again, she said, “I don't understand. At this point, he's famous for killing people and getting off… Really? You want this man's autograph?”
Touching on “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” Clark revealed that she is still in touch with Sarah Paulson, who played her. “We still get in touch, we email, occasionally have dinner.”
The former prosecutor is now turning TV detective on her show, “Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48."
“I've always been addicted to true crime one way or another,” she said, adding that it started at a young age: "Birth. I was four years old and fascinated by crime.”
The seven-part series tackles famous cases, focusing on those about which there are still questions. “I was surprised in every single case about the things we found that I didn't know, and I thought I knew.”
There's one famous case in which Clark is very interested. She told Renee, “There's one case in particular — Chandra Levy — where I think we have evidence that can be re-examined… and it will possibly show who did it.”
She told Renee of why people want to know so much about murder cases, “I think it's more so now because we have tools to investigate we never had before. We have the ability to show more than we ever did before so it becomes a much more immersive experience.”
“Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48” premieres March 29 on A & E.