LA gallery hosts exhibition on O.J. Simpson

    18 de agosto de 2017

    Los Angeles, USA, Aug 17 (efe-epa).- A Los Angeles gallery will Friday open a pop-up exhibition on former American football star O.J. Simpson, the defendant in one of the most high-profile muder trials of the 1990s in the US.

    Under the title "The O.J. Simpson Museum," the exhibition will feature a series of items related to the Simpson case, from T-shirts to books to a Ford Bronco similar to the one that he used to flee from the police.

    "The O.J. Trial has been a lifelong obsession of mine. Everyone knows the media version (of the Simpson trial), but the O.J. Museum is the vernacular of the people," the curator of the exhibition, Adam Papagan, said in a news release.

    The exhibition will start on Friday at the Coagula Curatorial gallery and will finish on Aug. 22.

    Simpson was charged with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and Ronald Goldman, who were stabbed to death on June 12, 1994.

    The trial ended nine months later, and Simpson was found not guilty and released due to the absence of conclusive evidence against him.

    In a civil trial in 1997, he was found liable in a wrongful death case and was ordered to pay damages of $33.5 million.

    Simpson later went to jail for a crime committed in 2007, when he and five other men stormed a room in a hotel in Las Vegas to acquire collector's items, among which there were articles he considered to be his family's property.

    In July 2017, it was announced that Simpson will be released on parole in October after serving nine years of his sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping. EFE