In an interview with Van Jones earlier this week, Kim Kardashian revealed she saw the horrifying crime scene photos of Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder as a child. The now 38-year-old said she would often watch her late father — and high-powered attorney — Robert Kardashian Sr., work on the case.
“When he was involved in cases like the OJ [Simpson] case, that one was… obviously, that was his best friend, and it was deeper,” Kim said at Variety/Rolling Stone’s Criminal Justice Reform Summit in LA. “Nicole was my mom’s best friend. It was more than just a case he took on. But a lot of the meetings were held at our home and we would have Johnny Cochran, Shawn Holley, who is here in the front row who helped us with Alice Marie Johnson, Bob Shapiro. All the attorneys would meet in our house.”
Kim added that she would actually seek out the inappropriate photos herself. “And so they had all of the evidence books in the library of my dad’s house and so on the weekends when no one was around, I would go over these evidence books and go over crime scene photos and wild stuff.”
She continued, “My sister Kourtney [Kardashian] would be, ‘What are you doing? Why do you care about this stuff? Leave it alone. You are not supposed to be going through it.’ I was just always so interested. I would just ask my dad questions. I was always really present.”
So is the reality star going to drop her career as the head of KKW Beauty for a job in the police force? Not quite, although she has gotten more involved in the criminal justice system lately. Most recently, Kim helped free Alice Marie Johnson from prison.
“For me, it’s a life versus my reputation,” the mother-of-three explained. “People talk s–t about me [all] day long. They really do. What more can they say about me? Seriously? When I [weighed] the options of bad stories about me that would probably last a week in this news cycle versus saving someone’s life… that wasn’t an option. I would gladly go there and take the heat.”
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