After it was announced that Martin Sheen is producing and narrating a show called O.J. is Innocent, Marcia Clark, the original prosecutor on the O.J. Simpson case, has some choice words about the new show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
While she was on the Today show on April 5, host Savannah Guthrie asked how it feels to watch the trial play out on the screen again, Clark responded by saying it’s hard to describe the feeling, but did say that it’s “a nightmare I’m reliving.”
When Guthrie asked if Clark had heard about the upcoming O.J. is Innocent show, she slammed it by saying, “I know the theory and what they’re basing it on, and it’s nonsense,” Clark said. “There’s nothing to it.”
She goes on to say that there’s no evidence and that it’s illogical. She even says it’s unfair that the new documentary is going after Simpson and Brown Simpson’s son, Jason, as the real murderer.
While Clark seems unpleased at O.J. is Innocent, she has praised The People vs. O.J. Simpson for its portrayal of the trial.
Clark rose to prominence in 1994 when she was the lead prosecutor in what was known as “the trial of the century.” She was the prosecutor who worked on the O.J. Simpson trial. Simpson was on trial for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
When the jury reached its verdict, Simpson was found not guilty.
The trial led to those involved in the case becoming household names and could even be contributed to the rise of the Kardashian family, as their father, Robert Kardashian Sr., was a friend of Simpson’s and was one of his lawyers for the trial.
Since the end of the trial, Clark has published a book about the trial, called Without a Doubt, which was published in 1998, and she has a book coming out soon entitled Blood Defense.
In recent pop culture news, Clark has been portrayed by Sarah Paulson on FX’s American Crime Story: People vs. O.J. Simpson, which wrapped up its first season run on April 5.
Clark was also parodied on the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, where she was portrayed by Tina Fey as a bumbling prosecutor who couldn’t get a conviction of Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, the man who was holding Kimmy and the others underground.
O.J. is Innocent is expected to air early next year on Investigation Discovery.