Nicole Brown’s sister to discuss domestic violence, hope in suburbs
- Posted by Anna Bard
- On October 21, 2016
Daily Herald/October 2016
Like the way Nicole Brown — who was once married to O.J. Simpson but was murdered in 1994 — always had french fries or another snack in the front seat of the car in case one of her kids got hungry. Or what a great mother she was.
“She was just a normal, down-to-earth human,” Denise said.
She had no idea that her sister was living in “hell,” as Denise put it, until months after her death when she began to read Nicole’s diaries and understand the cycle of domestic abuse she had lived with for years.
“That’s when I realized my sister was living a nightmare,” Denise said.
In the years that followed, O.J. Simpson was tried and acquitted in the murders of Nicole Brown and of Ron Goldman, a Buffalo Grove native, but lost a civil suit that awarded $33.5 million in damages to Goldman’s family.