OJ Simpson juror Carrie Bess tells ‘OJ: Made in America’ she was among ’90 percent’ of jurors seeking payback for the Rodney King verdict.
It’s been a long-standing argument that the jurors in the case acquitted OJ in response to the acquittal of the officers who beat Rodney King — but now Ms. Bess is telling it.
Her comments come in the final episode of “Made in America,” which will air on ESPN Saturday.
Interviewer: Do you think there are members of the jury that voted to acquit OJ because of Rodney King?
Interviewer: You do.
Interviewer: How many of you do you think felt that way?
Bess: Oh, probably 90 percent of them.
Interviewer: 90 percent. Did you feel that way?
Interviewer: That was payback.
Interviewer: Do you think that’s right?
She doesn’t really answer that last question outside of a simple hand gesture. How do you feel about Ms. Bess’ revelation?
[via The Wrap]