OJ Simpson Juror Says Not-Guilty Verdict Was ‘Payback’ for Rodney King


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?

Bess: Yes.

Interviewer: You do.

Bess: Yes.

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?

Bess: Yes.

Interviewer: That was payback.

Bess: Uh-huh.

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]

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