Who is Sydney Brooke Simpson?
Sydney Brooke Simpson is the daughter of O.J Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson. She came into limelight during the murder trial of her father, O.J Simpson.
Her father, O.J Simpson is a former National Football League (NFL) player, broadcaster and actor. He was tried and acquitted for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Sydney Simpson was born on October 17, 1985.
How old is Sydney Simpson now?
She is currently 38 years old. Sydney is expected to be 39 years old by October 17, 2024.
Place of birth
Brooke Simpson, nickname “Portia”, was born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Her father is O.J Simpson, while her mother is Nicole Brown Simpson. After her parents divorce, Sydney and her younger brother, Justin Ryan moved in with their mother, Nicole Brown, at her Brentwood home in Los Angeles until her death.
She has three half siblings, namely:
- Arnelle L. Simpson (born 1968)
- Jason Lamar Simpson (born 1970)
- Aaren Lashone Simpson (born 1977; died 1979 in family swimming pool)
O.J. Simpson was awarded full custody of his two children from his marriage to Nicole Brown Simpson, ending a bitter legal battle with his former in-laws, Louis and Juditha Brown.
What did Sydney Simpson change her name to and why?
Sydney Brooke Simpson had a rough childhood. Aside from losing her mother few months to her 9-year birthday, she was also frequently seen in court during the trial of her father O.J Simpson who was accused of mudering Nicole Brown.
OJ’s trial gained wide media coverage and was termed The Trial of the Century
To reduce media attention and paparazzi and remain anonymous, she once changed her name to Portia working as a server in an Atlanta restaurant without revealing her true identity, according to a report.
Marriage (Husband and children)
She is currently not married. While she has kept her current relationship status off public awareness, she is presumed to be single.
Sydney Simpson attended Gulliver Academy and upon graduation proceeded to Boston University wherw she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in May 2010.
Why was O.J Simpson arrested for his wife’s murder?
According to a report by ABC, on the night of June 12, 1994, Brown Simpson and her family had dinner at a Los Angeles restaurant. Ron Goldman, a waiter at that restaurant, went to Brown Simpson’s home that night to return glasses her mother had left behind.
Around midnight, Brown Simpson and Goldman were found stabbed to death at Brown Simpson’s home.
Simpson was in Los Angeles the evening of June 12 but took a late flight that night to Chicago. When he returned to Los Angeles the next day, he was interviewed by police, but not immediately arrested.
On June 17, 1994, prosecutors ordered Simpson to surrender, but instead he fled in a white Ford Bronco with his friend Al Cowlings, leading police on a slow-speed chase that brought Southern California freeways to a standstill and drew in a network television audience of 95 million Americans.
On October 3, 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
After the verdict, polls of public opinion continued to break down along racial lines. Whites were largely dismayed by the jury’s decision, whereas the majority of African Americans supported it, seeing Simpson’s acquittal as a victory in a legal system that systematically discriminated against Blacks.
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