The Cartel Theory Raised In OJ Simpson Trial 


Faye Resnick

On the latest episode of FX’s American Crime Story, Johnnie Cochran and O.J. Simpson’s defense team mentioned a Colombian drug cartel theory in court.
According to Cochran, the cartel was responsible for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. He also mentioned a technique used by the drug dealers called the Colombian Necktie — which, under any circumstances, you should not Google.The drug cartel theory revolved around Faye Resnick and her reported drug use prior to the time of the murders. The theory was just that — a theory — but has Resnick ever spoken out about it?

In The People v. O.J. Simpson, Cochran and the defense team proposed a “drug theory” as a possible explanation for the murders.

A New York Times article published during the trial detailed what Cochran proposed. According to him, the murders were not a result of an upset ex-husband – O.J. Simpson – but rather, drug dealers.
The theory was dismissed months later.

According to Judge Ito, the defense was “highly speculative” and the team was not allowed to mention Resnick’s alleged drug use to the jurors. This was a pretty big blow to the defense, since Cochran hoped to bring in Resnick’s then-boyfriend, Christian Reichardt, as a witness.

Check out Faye Resnick’s interview on Larry King during the time of the trail:

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“The People Vs OJ Simpson” Cast Talk About Preparing For Their Roles

Cuba Gooding Jr plays OJ Simpson

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. says it took him a month to get back into a normal state of mind after playing OJ Simpson and that it was one of his most difficult roles.

Whether you think OJ did it or not, this made for TV movie is an amazing recreation of the trial roughly 20 years later after the court case of the century.

In this clip Cuba Gooding Jr, John Travolta and many others talk about getting into their roles for “The People Vs OJ Simpson.”

Catch the nail biting series every Tuesday night on FX Channel.