2018-01-15

“Mysteries & Scandals” Premieres

When it comes to infamous true crime cases, OJ Simpson’s arrest and subsequent acquittal in the 1994 murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman tops the list.

The former professional athlete escaped conviction in 1996, was later sued by the victims’ families, and ended up arrested for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping. His alleged involvement in the first crime was the subject of quite a few TV programs in 2016 — including the Academy Award-winning documentary “OJ: Made in America” and the Emmy Award-winning scripted limited series “The People v. OJ Simpson.”

“I spent a lot of time as a reporter covering OJ Simpson. One of my jobs was to literally sit on the steps of OJ’s mother’s house and see if I could get her to comment — for weeks at a time,” says Soledad O’Brien, host and executive producer of “Mysteries & Scandals.”

Last year, OJ was granted parole and released after serving nine years for armed robbery and kidnapping and Soledad O'Brien's true crime docu-series “Mysteries & Scandals” debuted this month with a story about OJ and the time he spent in prison.

Subsequent episodes include the death Bobbi Kristina Brown with connections to her mother Whitney Houston’s death a few years earlier), and the very public deaths of Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith, as well as studies of serial killers such as Richard Ramirez and Aileen Wuornos.

“Mysteries & Scandals” premiered January 5 at 9pm on Oxygen.
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