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Tough Glove: The O.J. Simpson Fiasco
On June 12, 1994, the bodies of O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman, were found outside Brown’s condominium in Brentwood, California. In what is considered the "Trial of the Century," O.J. Simpson was ultimately acquitted of the murders. The most iconic moment of the trial was the fateful decision by Deputy District Attorney Christopher Darden to have Simpson try on two gloves found at the scene of the murder and outside Simpson's house. The glove debacle, which actually lasted only a couple of minutes, was the penultimate made-for-TV moment. It had all the right ingredients—theatrics, intrigue, drama, and suspense. As with the JFK assassination and 9/11, millions of people worldwide can recall exactly where they were when they watched the doomed glove demonstration. This episode will cover: Why the gloves were so important; What physical evidence was contained on the gloves; Why the gloves didn’t fit; Could the gloves have fit?; Why it was such a horrible idea to allow O.J. Simpson to try on the gloves; The origin of the phrase, "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit"; What impact the glove fiasco had on the trial; and Much more! NOTE: This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence and use of profanity. It is not recommended you listen to this episode in the presence of children or if you are offended by descriptions of violence. Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Check out The Legal Seagull for videos and blog posts. Follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!