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Full Name  Nicole Brown
Role  O. J. Simpson's ex-wife
Name  Nicole Simpson
Other names  Nicole Brown
Cause of death  stabbing

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Born  May 19, 1959 (age 35) (1959-05-19) Frankfurt, West Germany
Resting place  Ascension CemeteryLake Forest, California
Residence  Los Angeles, California
Education  Rancho Alamitos High School (Freshman/Sophomore Year)Dana Hills High School (Junior/Senior Year)
Spouse  O. J. Simpson (m. 1985–1992)
Children  Justin Ryan Simpson, Sydney Brooke Simpson
Siblings  Denise Brown, Tracy Brown, Dominique Brown, Tanya Brown, Wendy Kirk, Margit Carr
Parents  Louis Hezekiel Brown, Juditha Anne Brown
Similar People  O J Simpson, Ronald Goldman, Robert Kardashian, Faye Resnick, Marguerite Whitley
Died  June 12, 1994 (aged 35) Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Nicole Brown Simpson (May 19, 1959 – June 12, 1994) was the German-American ex-wife of retired professional football player and actor O. J. Simpson and the mother of their two children, Sydney and Justin. She was found murdered at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles on June 13, 1994 along with 25-year-old American restaurant waiter Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of her Murder, but later found liable for the deaths in a civil trial.

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Early life

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Brown was born on May 19, 1959, in Frankfurt, West Germany, to Juditha Anne Brown (née Baur; 1931) and Louis Hezekiel Brown (1923–2014). Her mother was German, and her father was American. She attended Rancho Alamitos High School in Garden Grove, California, and later Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, California.

Relationship with O. J. Simpson

Brown met Simpson in 1977 when she was 18 years old and working as a waitress at a Beverly Hills private club called The Daisy. Although Simpson was still married to his first wife, Marguerite, they began dating. He and Marguerite divorced in March 1979.

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Simpson and Brown were married on February 2, 1985, five years after his retirement from professional football. The marriage lasted seven years, during which they had two children, Sydney and Justin. Simpson pleaded no contest to spousal abuse in 1989. Brown filed for divorce on February 25, 1992, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason. Beginning in 1993, Brown and Simpson attempted to reconcile, but "they were a dramatic, fractious, mutually obsessed couple before they married, after they married, after they divorced in 1992, and after they reconciled, at the fraying edge of which reconciliation the murder occurred."

Other alleged relationships

Brown herself had same-sex relationships as well, including with her friend Faye Resnick, and an alleged affair with Simpson's friend, fellow football player and football analyst Marcus Allen. Allen denies the allegation, though it is backed by multiple members of his and Brown's inner circle, such as O. J. Simpson, Faye Resnick, confidants to Sheila Weller, and Simpson's defense attorneys, who claimed Allen confessed the affair to Simpson. Simpson nonetheless let his friend get married at Simpson's North Rockingham Avenue estate.

Death

Brown lived at 875 South Bundy Drive, in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, with her two children. Early on the morning of June 13, 1994, Brown, aged 35, was found killed outside her home along with restaurant waiter Ron Goldman, lying in the fetal position in a pool of blood.

An autopsy determined that Brown had been stabbed seven times in the neck and scalp, and had a 5.5 inches (140 mm)-long gash across her throat, which had severed both her left and right carotid arteries and breached her right and left jugular veins. The wound on Brown's neck was so severe it had penetrated a depth of .75 inches (19 mm) into her cervical vertebrae, nearly decapitating her. She also had defensive wounds on her hands.

Brown's ex-husband, Simpson was arrested and prosecuted for her murder, but he was found not guilty in a controversial criminal trial that received international publicity. He was later found liable for the deaths in a civil suit brought by the two victims' families.

Aftermath

Brown is buried in Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest, California.

A foundation, Nicole Simpson Foundation, was established in 1994 in her memory. Later renamed the Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation, it reportedly cut back on grantmaking in 1999 due to a drop in donations and questionable management practices. Her sister, Denise Brown, has been at the center of controversy surrounding the foundation, but maintains its "purpose is to bring awareness, education, and inspiration to our communities".

In 1995, Brown's close friend Kris Jenner named her daughter Kendall Nicole Jenner in memory of Brown.

In 1996, after the conclusion of the trial, a judge granted Simpson's petition to give him full custody of his children, Sydney and Justin. Brown's parents continued unsuccessfully to fight for custody.

Following the deaths of Brown and Goldman, the townhouse at the site of their killing, 875 South Bundy Drive, sat empty for two years, until the next owner extensively remodeled it and had the address changed.

R&B group H-Town dedicated their album Ladies Edition, Woman's World (1997) to Brown, to help victims of domestic violence.

Works cited

  • Bugliosi, Vincent (1997) [1996]. Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder. New York: Dell Publishing. ISBN 978-0-440-22382-5. 
  • References

    Nicole Brown Simpson Wikipedia


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