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Nicole Simpson

Nicole Brown Simpson
File:Nicole brown simpson.jpg
Brown in 1993
Born Nicole Brown
(1959-05-19)May 19, 1959
Frankfurt, West Germany
Died June 12, 1994(1994-06-12) (aged 35)
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Murder
Resting place Ascension Cemetery
Lake Forest, California
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Nicole Brown
Education Rancho Alamitos High School (Freshman/Sophomore Year)
Dana Hills High School (Junior/Senior Year)
Home town Laguna Beach, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) O. J. Simpson (February 2, 1985–October 15, 1992)
Children Sydney Brooke Simpson
Justin Ryan Simpson
Parents Juditha Anne and Louis Hezekiel Brown

Nicole Brown Simpson (May 19, 1959 – June 12, 1994) was a former wife of professional football player O. J. Simpson.

Relationship with O. J. Simpson

Brown met O. J. Simpson in 1977 while working as a waitress at a Beverly Hills nightclub, Trey's.[1] Although he was still married to his first wife Marguerite, Simpson and Brown began dating. Simpson and Marguerite divorced in March 1980.[2] Brown and Simpson were married on February 2, 1985, five years after his retirement from professional football.[3] The couple had two children, Sydney Brooke Simpson (born October 17, 1985) and Justin Ryan Simpson (born August 6, 1988).[4] The marriage lasted seven years, during which Simpson pleaded no contest to spousal abuse in 1989.[5] Brown filed for divorce on February 25, 1992 citing "irreconcilable differences".[6]

In his hypothetical memoir If I Did It, Simpson describes Brown as having a dual personality—one caring and another reflexively hostile. Simpson depicts Brown as often emotionally abusive and states that she would continually argue with him, often over irrelevant and pointless things. Simpson also describes Brown as a habitual user of illegal drugs. Book ghostwriter/co-writer Pablo Fenjves later described Simpson's views as self-delusion.[7][8]

Murder

Brown was murdered at her home in Los Angeles, California, along with her friend, restaurant waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman. O. J. was arrested, but was found not guilty in a controversial criminal trial. He was later found liable for the deaths in a civil suit brought by the two victims' families.

Post-murder

In 1994, Nicole Brown's sister Denise established The Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation to help victims of domestic violence.[9]

In 1996, after the conclusion of the O. J. Simpson murder case, a judge granted Simpson's petition to give him full custody of the children.[10] Brown's parents continued unsuccessfully to fight for custody of Sydney and Justin.

Alternative murderer theories

See also

References

External links

  • Court TV's complete coverage of the O. J. Simpson murder case
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Nicole Brown Foundation
  • Find a Grave

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