By MARK HUTCHISON, AP ReporterThis week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of “The People vs. O’J.
Simone,” the documentary that won the Oscar for best documentary at the time.
The film chronicles the trial of Simpson, who was acquitted in the death of Nicole Brown Simpson in 1985.
The trial, which took place on the outskirts of the city, also featured a jury of 12 men and 12 women.
But in the documentary, Simpson’s legal team says that jurors were too influenced by the prosecution’s case against him.
They say that the documentary has a bias that the case was never about race.
In the film, jurors are told that Simpson’s wife, Summer Zervos, was fired from her job as a TV news reporter in 1991 after she accused him of sexual harassment.
The day after Zervoz sued, a jury in San Francisco ruled in her favor, but Simpson later appealed the decision.
The Zervoses sued in 1996, claiming that Simpson had fired her because of a racial comment.
They also alleged that he fired her in retaliation for her complaints about his behavior toward other women.
The case was settled in 2004, and the judge ruled that Simpson was not liable for her wrongful termination, according to The Associated Press.
The lawsuit was eventually settled in a $5 million deal, which included a $1 million award in damages.
It also included a settlement in the matter of an undisclosed amount for Zervobs death.
Simpson is currently serving a sentence for the 1999 murder of Nicole Simpson and her boyfriend Ronald Goldman, and he has pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges.
His lawyers say he is remorseful.
“The people were always told that Mr. Simpson was a man of peace,” Simpson attorney Benjamin Brafman said at a news conference on Wednesday.
“It was not true.
And it’s certainly not true that the people are now saying that he’s a dangerous, violent, misogynistic killer.”
Simpson’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, added, “The truth is that we’re all still dealing with this trauma.”
The People v O. James Simpson, by HBOThe People and O. Jay Leno, on the left, and Robert Kardashian, on a television set in Los Angeles, California, in 1992.