“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Khloé Kardashian may not want to watch the new FX series, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” but that hasn’t stopped her from talking about it on her new FYI show, “Kocktails with Khloé.” Her father, Robert Kardashian Sr., died of esophageal cancer in 2003. Khloé claimed the stress of serving on the so-called Dream Team of attorneys hired to defend O.J. Simpson during his murder trial over the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman led to the lawyer’s untimely death.
“He never spoke about it,” Khloé, 31, said of the trial of the century in 1995. “My dad ... died of throat cancer, which does not run in my family. My dad [didn’t] smoke, [didn’t] drink. I think holding in secrets [and] stress kills you! I feel like you manifest things, you have to think — I’m into symbolic situations.” She added, “What I do respect is that [regardless of] what my dad did or didn’t know, my dad would never betray his friend’s trust.”
Khloé’s mother, Kris Jenner, also opened up about Simpson during a stint on “Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday. Jenner, who was a friend of Nicole Brown Simpson, said O.J. Simpson contacted her after the killings. “It was painfully — it was just the whole entire — every single day, it was something different,” said the Kardashian matriarch, 60. “And it was very difficult because my ex-husband [Robert Kardashian Sr.] was on one side, you know, I was kind of on the other, the kids were in the middle, and it was trying to explain this to children and then O.J. had called. Everybody lost so much that night. You lost everything you knew. I can’t even imagine being her family; her parents, her sister, were so devastated.”
“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” airs on FX Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST, and “Kocktails with Khloé” airs on FYI Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST.
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