25 Years After Her Brother's Murder, Kim Goldman Shares His Story and Her Family's Agony in ‘Confronting: OJ Simpson'

In 'Confronting: OJ Simpson,' Kim Goldman interviews her brother's friends, the detective who investigated the Brentwood killings, attorneys and two murder trial jurors

Kim Goldman turned the agony of her brother Ron's murder into a career helping troubled teens and aiding victims' rights groups.

She also has continued to make the case publicly that it was O.J. Simpson who killed her brother and Simpson's ex-wife on the night of June 12, 1994. The former NFL and USC football star and actor was acquitted by a criminal court and later found liable for the deaths in civil court. 

Now, beginning Wednesday, Kim Goldman, 47, is examining the case in a 10-episode podcast, "Confronting: OJ Simpson." She interviewed her brother's old friends, the police detective who investigated the killings, attorneys for the defense and prosecution, and two of the 12 jurors who acquitted Simpson.

The podcast introduction opens with Kim Goldman reading a letter she wrote to Simpson, asking whether she could visit him in a Nevada prison where he was serving time for a botched Las Vegas hotel room robbery and kidnapping.

"Dear Mr. Simpson. Hello, it's me, Kim. Ron Goldman's sister. I'm sure it's really weird to be getting a letter from me, but for years I've listened to what everybody has to say about you. Lawyers, media, but never from you. I'm just wondering if you would sit down and talk to me."

The interview never happened.

She hopes to eventually turn the podcast into a series spotlighting victims of other crimes. 

The first episode explores her brother's life, starting with a summary of key events in Simpson's life alongside those of Goldman, leading up to June 12, 1994. Simpson attended his daughter's dance recital. Goldman went to work at Mezzaluna restaurant, then to the Brentwood condo of Nicole Brown Simpson.

Their bodies were found early the next morning outside the residence. Four days later, Simpson was arrested after a slow-speed chase from Orange County to his mansion on Rockingham Drive in Brentwood. 

In the podcast, Goldman doesn't use Simpson's name, referring to him as "The Killer."

The two have crossed paths before, mostly in court. Goldman was in tears after the 1995 acquittal. She encountered him again two years later when a civil jury found him responsible for the deaths of Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. In her 2014 memoir, she recounts the time she was driving her SUV and just happened to see Simpson near a Los Angeles area strip mall.

Finally, she was in the audience in 2008 when Simpson was convicted in a robbery and kidnapping case tied to a scheme to retrieve memorabilia from a dealer in a Las Vegas hotel room.

"We feel very strongly that, because of our pursuit of him for all these years, it did drive him to this," she said after the sentencing hearing.

Goldman has met with jurors who were part of the murder trial. She said they ignored DNA evidence linking Simpson to the crime scene. 

As for Simpson, he spoke with The Associated Press this week.

"We don't need to go back and relive the worst day of our lives," Simpson said. "The subject of the moment is the subject I will never revisit again. My family and I have moved on to what we call the 'no negative zone.' We focus on the positives."

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