Her father defended that former NFL star during his murder trial in the ’90s.
Reality star Kim Kardashian West has been making headlines for her work in criminal justice reform, and she announced in a recent interview with Vogue that she planned on becoming a lawyer. She has her sights on taking the bar exam in 2022, but for the Kardashian-Jenner family, Kim’s attorney aspirations aren’t anything new.
Sister Kourtney says, “It’s because she seems to have all the answers or something. Like she just kind knows.” She continued, “Khloé and I can be a little argumentative with my mom but Kim knows what she needs to say so that my mother can hear it and she can get her point across.”
Kim shared that her love for the law could be traced back to when she was a teenager while her father, the late Robert Kardashian Sr., would work on his cases. Probably the most infamous case linked to the attorney is the 1990s O.J. Simpson trial where the NFL star was accused murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. Kardashian was a member the team that defended Simpson, but the two men were also longtime friends. Kim revealed that during that time she would sneak around her father’s study to examine the evidence stacked against Simpson.
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“On the weekends they used our home as an fice, with Johnnie Cochran and Bob Shapiro,” Kim says. “My dad had a library, and when you pushed on this wall there was this whole hidden closet room, with all his O.J. evidence books. On weekends I would always snoop and look through. I was really nosy about the forensics.”
Unfortunately, Vogue didn’t follow up the revelation with, “Well…what did you see?” It wouldn’t really make much a difference, anyway, considering Simpson was found not guilty both crimes in 1995.