“There”s two types of justice that we deal with in America: There”s moral justice and there”s legal justice,” Shapiro says.
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Robert Shapiro gave his first on-camera interview in decades to Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night, and with that spotlight, he revealed what O.J. Simpson whispered to him when acquitted of double homicide in 1995.
“You told me this would be the result from the beginning. You were right,” Simpson told Shapiro, the lawyer says.
Shapiro, who still practices law, says there is a strong possibility that more than one knife was used in the murders and that more than one person was involved.
He also admitted during the interview that he tried on one of the evidence gloves in order to see if it might fit Simpson’shand.
“I tried the glove on,” Shapiro told the Kelly File host during her Fox primetime special Megyn Kelly Presents. “It was a little bit wide in my palm and a little bit long in my fingers. O.J. Simpson has enormous hands, and I knew that the glove would not fit him. No question about it. Wouldn’t even be close.”
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Shapiro, a member of Simpson’s “dream team,” also mentioned that Simpson still owes him legal fees from that trial. Interest in the case surrounding the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman was reignited thanks to the 10-part FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which ran from February to April.
In one of the episodes, the Shapiro character, played by John Travolta, tries on one of the evidence gloves in the courtroom, a moment in the series some found hard to believe really happened.
Well, it did happen.
When confronted with the idea he may have tried on the glove of a killer, Shapiro replied, “That is a very compelling question that I’ve never even thought about, and we’d looked at that glove, every expert had looked at that glove,” he said. “It did have stains on it, did have certain cuts on it. I didn’t consider it, but, it’s kind of an eerie thought when you say that. As you say it now, it is chilling,” he continued, “but it wasn’t something that I contemplated or thought about at the time.”
Kelly asked Shapiro if the “not guilty” Simpson received was a “fair verdict.”
“There’s two types of justice that we deal with in America: There’s moral justice and there’s legal justice,” Shapiro says. “If you look at it from a moral point of view, a lot of people would say he absolutely did it. I deal in legal justice, as you did as a lawyer, and that’s proof beyond a reasonable doubt. And there’s no question in my mind that any fair juror who saw that case from the beginning to the end would conclude there was reasonable doubt.”