Fred Goldman, Kato Kaelin and Caitlyn Jenner react to news of OJ Simpson’s death

Fred Goldman, father to the late Ron Goldman, reacted to the news of O.J. Simpson‘s death 28 years after Simpson was acquitted of Ron’s murder.

Goldman offered statements to news outlets in response to Simpson’s passing at the age of 76. The former NFL hall of famer had been battling cancer according to his family. Goldman’s son was murdered in 1994 at the age of 25.

“The only thing I have to say is it’s just further reminder of Ron being gone all these years,” Goldman said. “It’s no great loss to the world. It’s a further reminder of Ron’s being gone.”

“This is a reminder of how long Ron and Nicole have been gone and missed. It’s not about the killer, it’s about the victims,” Goldman added.

While Simpson was acquitted in criminal court, the Goldmans won in civil court after filing a wrongful death lawsuit against him in 1997. A white jury, a stark difference from the majority black jury during the 1995 trial, ordered Simpson to pay the Goldmans $33.5 million in damages. When Simpson released a book about the experience called If I Did ItConfessions of the Killer, in 2008, proceeds went on to benefit the Goldman family.

Kato Kaelin who lived in the pool house on the lot where Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were murdered took to X shortly after the news of Simpson’s death with a message to the families of Simpson and Goldman.

“Foremost, I’d like to express my condolences to the children to Sydney and to Justin, to Jason and Arnelle. They lost their father and that is never easy,” Kaelin said in a video. “I wish to express my love and compassion to the Goldmans to Fred and to Kim. I hope you find closure. And finally to the family of the beautiful Nicole Brown Simpson: may we always cherish her memories. Nicole was a beacon of light that burned bright. May we never forget her.”

Caitlin Jenner, the ex-husband to Kris Jenner, appeared to be less sympathetic. Kris Jenner was married to Simpson’s lawyer and friend Robert Kardashian, but the pair divorced before the trial.

“Good Riddance #OJSimpson,” Jenner wrote.

“I knew he was very sick, so I’m upset that he died,” Simpson’s lawyer Alan Dershowitz said. “I got to know him fairly well during the trial. It was one of the most divisive trials in American history along racial lines. He’ll always be remembered for the Bronco chase, for the glove and for the moment of acquittal.”


The Washington Examiner reached Tanya Brown, Simpson’s sister in law, for comment.

Since Simpson was a Heisman Trophy winner, the Trust issued a statement saying it “mourns the passing of the 1968 trophy winner. We extend our sympathy to his family.” The Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated a page on its site to Simpson for his accomplishments in the NFL.

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