'The People Versus OJ Simpson': All The Trial's Biggest Players, Then And Now

16/02/2016 12:20 | Updated 16 February 2016

More than 90 million Americans reportedly stopped what they were doing, to turn to their TV sets and watch OJ Simpson making a very stately getaway along Los Angeles' 405 highway, in a friend's white Ford bronco van, pursued by both state troopers and the world's media.

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This proved to be only an early chapter in a trial, both by prosecution and media, that would grip nations on both sides of the Atlantic - the prosecution of American sporting hero and screen legend 'The Juice' for the alleged murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.

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It would provide dinner table speculation across America, highlight social, class and race relations in a nation already troubled by the Rodney King beatings and riots, and make household names of a bunch of dry courtroom attorneys. As the tale is told afresh on our TV sets, starting this week, we catch up with the big names on that 1995 roll-call...

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    LEFT: Judge Lance Ito in 1995 RIGHT: Judge Lance Ito in 2013.
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    LEFT: Lead prosecutor Marcia Clark in 1995. RIGHT: Marcia Clark in 2012.
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    LEFT: Robert Shapiro in 1994. RIGHT: Robert Shapiro in 2013.
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    LEFT: Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran in 1995. RIGHT: Johnnie L. Cochran in 2004. He died in 2005.
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    LEFT: Kato Kaelin in 1995. RIGHT: Kato Kaelin in 2014.
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    LEFT: Mark Fuhrman in 1995. RIGHT: Mark Fuhrman in 2008.
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    LEFT: F. Lee Bailey in 1995. RIGHT: F. Lee Bailey in 2011.
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    LEFT: Gil Garcetti in 1994. RIGHT: Gil Garcetti in 2014.
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    LEFT: Barry Scheck in 1995. RIGHT: Barry Scheck in 2013.
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    LEFT: Robert Kardashian in 1995. RIGHT: Robert Kardashian in 1996. He died in 2003.
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    LEFT: Fred Goldman in 1995. RIGHT: Fred Goldman in 2008.
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    LEFT: Kim Goldman in 1995. RIGHT: Kim Goldman in 2014.


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