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Caitlyn Jenner: OJ Defense Team Knew He Was Guilty

| by Alex Scarr

Caitlyn Jenner claims in her upcoming memoir that Robert Kardashian, a member of O.J. Simpson's defense team, believed Simpson to be guilty of the two murders in 1994.

According to Radar Online, which had an exclusive early look at Caitlyn's memoir, "Secrets of My Life," she writes that Robert told her in private that he would have felt better if Simpson were found guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

"'I would’ve been okay with it if they had gotten him in the first trial,'” Caitlyn claims Robert told her. "The implication was obvious that [Robert] believed O.J. was guilty."

Caitlyn also goes on to describe what she believed to be Robert's motive for joining Simpson's defense team, claiming it was borne out of jealousy against his ex-wife, Kris Jenner. Kris was close friends with Brown and had married Caitlyn -- who then went by Bruce -- near the time the trial began. Caitlyn claims Robert joined the team to hurt Kris for remarrying so soon after the two had split.

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Caitlyn also wrote how the trial split the family in half, saying there were two camps which argued whether Simpson was guilty. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, who were then children, believed Simpson to be innocent in accordance to what they thought their father believed. Robert had his doubts, however, according to Jenner.

"He was the most narcissistic, egocentric, neediest a***** in the world of sports I had ever seen, and I had seen a lot of them," Caitlyn writes. "I believe he got away with two savage murders." She admits to siding with Kris in believing Simpson was guilty.

She also describes a moment after the trial had ended when Kim and Kourtney seemed excited at the appearance of Simpson's innocence. Caitlyn explained to them that Simpson may not have been innocent, and made a family rule to never speak Simpson's name.

Robert had publicly stated his suspicions about Simpson's innocence, most famously in an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters in 1996, according to Daily Mail.

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"I have doubts," Robert said at the time. "The blood evidence is the biggest thorn in my side; that causes me the greatest problems. So I -- I struggle with the blood evidence."

Kris also described the trial in her own 2011 memoir, recalling the night before Brown's murder. Brown had called Kris asking her to come over, saying she had "something to talk about," according to Daily Mail. Kris said no but told Brown said she would be over the following morning. Kris found out later that night that Brown was dead.

Simpson is currently serving time in prison for his role in an armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2007. He is eligible for parole in October, according to Sports Illustrated.

Sources: Daily Mail, Radar Online, Sports Illustrated / Photo credit: Disney/ABC Television Group/Flickr

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