Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman, known for finding the bloody glove on O.J. Simpson’s property following the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, has slammed FX for its hit series “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
“The last 20 years, I have watched the facts dismissed by the media, journalists and the public simply because it does not fit within the politically correct narrative,” Fuhrman told the New York Post. “At this late date, FX is attempting to establish a historical artifact with this series without reaching out to any prosecution sources. In a time when Americans read less and less and investigative journalism is on vacation, it is sad that this movie will be the historical word on this infamous trial. After all, it was ‘based on a true story.'”
Fuhrman also chided the series for focusing on the famous former athlete as opposed to the brutal murders that transpired in 1994.
“This miniseries will most probably define not the historical record of the murder of two people, but the almost pathological desire to elevate a narcissistic, violent man to victim status just because he was a black athlete,” he said. “Immensely sad. I am angry and bitter because the truth is a massaged reality. Let’s play grownup for a while. This is not about me. There will be another O.J., and what we have learned is that political correctness and stupidity trump justice.”
In the interview, Fuhrman, who gave key testimony in Simpson’s trial, but later pleaded no contest to a perjury charge after he falsely claimed that he had not used the N-word in the prior decade, listed three key pieces of evidence that were overlooked in the trial.
He listed a “bloody fingerprint on the side gate lock” at Brown Simpson’s house, an empty knife box that usually contained a four-inch lock-back blade, which matched the “wounds to [Ron] Goldman’s body,” as well as black sweatpants that were in the washing machine and were “almost without doubt the clothes Simpson wore during the murders.”
“American Crime Story” debuted on Feb. 2, 2016 and has become an instant hit as it chronicles the murder trial of Simpson from the perspective of the defense attorneys and prosecutors in the case.
On Friday, there was discovery of a knife buried at the former estate of O.J. Simpson. A construction worker is said to have found the knife back in the ’90s, and subsequently turned it over to an off-duty police officer who happened to be nearby. The retired officer apparently kept it.
The officer, who retired in the late ’90s, planned to frame the knife as a keepsake and recently reached out to a friend at the LAPD for the case number of the murder investigation to include on an accompanying plaque.
The former officer’s friend alerted higher-ranking LAPD officers, who demanded the knife be turned over as evidence.
Even if the knife proves to have any blood, hair or fingerprint evidence linking Simpson to the murders of his ex-wife and Goldman, Simpson cannot be retried due to the double jeopardy rule.
No murder weapon was ever found in the case, but the glove Fuhrman found proved central to the case, as it appeared to not fit Simpson’s hand when he tried it on in court. Defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran famously quipped, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”