O.J. Simpson's Aquittal Suit Is Donated to a Museum

Suzanne Murray

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The tan Armani suit, white shirt, and gold tie that O.J. Simpson wore the day he was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman has been acquired by the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

This ends a 13-year long legal fight between Mike Gilbert, Simpson's former manager, and Fred Goldman, Ronald Goldman's father. Both men claimed they were entitled to the suit.

Gilbert, who kept the suit, shirt, and tie in storage since Simpson's acquittal, came up with the idea of donating it to a museum. Goldman agreed. He didn't want anyone to profit from the suit, and he wanted to keep the story of his son's murder in front of America.

The suit will be part of a display exhibit on the "trial of the century," said the Newseum's curator.

Simpson was acquitted of murder on October 3, 1995, on a live television broadcast watched by millions.

He is currently serving a minimum nine-year prison sentence for robbery and kidnapping after a botched heist in Las Vegas to retrieve memorabilia he said was stolen by dealers. Witnesses said Simpson mistakenly believed the suit was among the items offered for sale.

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