Khloe Kardashian Addresses the Impact the O.J. Simpson Case Had on Her Father: "Stress Kills You"

Khloe Kardashian Addresses the Impact the O.J. Simpson Case Had on Her Father: "Stress Kills You"

The #KUWTK star reveals how the iconic case affected her family on a new episode of Kocktails with Khloe.

By Jocelyn Vena

Much like the mid-'90s, there's currently no escaping the O.J. Simpson trial. Whether it's because you're tuning into the FX series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, or you've caught the multiple mentions on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, interest in the "trial of the century" has only grown over the last two decades. And now Khloe Kardashian is reflecting on the impact the events may have had on her father Robert Kardashian, who was a close friend of O.J.'s and served on his "dream team" of defense laywers. Robert died from esophageal cancer in 2003, and Khloe can't help but wonder if the stress of the case had something to do with it. "What I do respect is no matter what my dad knew or didn't know [about the case], my dad never, ever would betray his friend's trust and he never spoke about it," she says on Kocktails with Khloe, in an episode airing on Wednesday featuring RHOBH's Lisa Rinna. "I just think holding in secrets — stress kills you. So you manifest things ... I don't know, I'm into symbolic situations."

In the same episode, Khloe also shares that her two older sisters, Kourtney and Kim, would often go to the trial, and that the case had far-reaching effects on the entire family. “We’ve been kicked out of restaurants. [Our] cars [would] get keyed, like, with ‘guilty’ all over it,” she says. “People would not allow us to eat at their establishments … But cops hated us. Like if they would run our plates, we would get pulled over for anything and everything.”

RHOBH newbie Kathryn Edwards has her own connection to the events, as she was previously married to O.J.'s best friend, Marcus Allen. She opened up about her involvement in the case when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live last month. 

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