As if things aren't complicated enough on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, a tell-all book is about to muddle the trial that would eventually find Simpson not guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Just four months after Brown Simpson and Goldman were killed, Faye Resnick released a book called Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted , which detailed Resnick's friendship with Brown Simpson and also went into her account of the Simpsons' marriage. Resnick has spoken at length about her relationship with Brown Simpson, but there are two videos of Resnick talking about the O.J. Simpson trial and Brown Simpson's murder that particularly stand-out and are must-sees for those closely following American Crime Story.
After Resnick originally came out with her first book in October 1994, she received a lot of criticism. People were quick to disregard her claims and critique the speediness with which the book was published. In an interview with Larry King on Larry King Live in February 1996, shown below, Resnick defended her reasons for writing the book. She stated that she she wanted to show the good and bad sides of Brown Simpson's life, since people wouldn't have believed her if she just wrote a book that memorialized her friend. She also said that she wrote the book because she wanted to show that "it is not a woman's fault for being beaten up." During his civil trial, Simpson denied beating his ex-wife, as reported by the New York Times.
In addition to that, Resnick spends a good amount of time defending her own drug use and the allegations that it might be the reason for Brown Simpson and Goldman's murders. One caller even asks if there is a chance that a drug dealer confused Brown Simpson for Resnick at the time of the murders. Though this theory was suggested by the defense team during the trial, Judge Lance Ito stopped them from advancing it, calling the idea "highly speculative," according to the New York Times.
In the same month, Resnick visited Geraldo Rivera and spoke about the claims that Simpson had made in his deposition, which Rivera went through in detail. In the interview, Resnick addresses her own personal drug use — again — in order to defend herself from the discrediting comments Simpson had made in recent interviews with the press. She defends her friendship with Brown Simpson and also says that she was receiving threatening phone calls to her house at the time of the interview, which prompted Rivera to ask if she was moving out of the country.
Overall, it's obvious that Resnick was very close to this case in many ways. Not only did her book her at the center of the media storm, but Simpson himself spoke about Resnick a lot too. Now, Resnick stars as a "friend of the show" on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she has taken a much more quiet stance when speaking about this particular time in her life.