Chris Darden may be famous because of the OJ Simpson murder trial, but he still wishes the 1994 double-homicide never came across his desk.
“It totally derailed my career,” Darden told Adam Carolla and Mark Geragos on Monday’s recording of their “Reasonable Doubt” podcast, which comes out Saturday. “I have some notoriety, but I’m not rich.”
In audio that’s exclusive to TheWrap, Darden added: “Who the hell wants to be known and broke at the same time? That sucks.”
Listen to the conversation above.
Click here to find out the cold way in which the former Los Angeles County prosecutor says he was fired by Gil Garcetti — a year after the state’s loss — in another snippet from the same interview.
And here Darden explains why he didn’t just have Simpson try on a new Isotoner glove of the same model and size instead of the tainted one in evidence.
Darden also told Carolla and Geragos that a new potential eyewitness to the crimes recently contacted him, saying she saw OJ Simpson near ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson’s house the night she and Ron Goldman were killed. It’s too late, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
The full “Reasonable Doubt” episode drops first thing Saturday morning.
Darden currently practices criminal defense law and “general litigation.”
He has been making the media rounds lately because of FX’s “The People v OJ Simpson” and ESPN’s documentary “OJ: Made in America.” The first dramatized the trial, and the second looks back at Simpson’s life before, after and during the case.