Since the popular FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story debuted, the infamous “trial of the century” sparked the public’s interest again.
On Monday Christopher Darden, former O.J. Simpson prosecutor appeared on the Today show as part of their new series Where Are They Now: Case Closed.
The interviewer immediately asked Darden if he was tempted to watch the series to which he replied “not the least bit. I’ve lived through it. I knew the series would not be accurate. And I couldn’t see any reason why I should watch it.”
Later in the interview, the now 60-year-old former prosecutor said he has no regrets about making Simpson try on the bloody gloves found during the investigation into the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
Darden specifically said “I think the trial was lost way before then. I think the whole glove thing was just the most brilliant move in any criminal courtroom in the history of American jurisprudence.”
He added “Let me go on the record and say that I can’t regret it. It’s the past. I think desperate times call for desperate measures. For me, as a lawyer, I’m always going to try and win.”
For those who are familiar with the trial or watched the The People v. O.J., the glove incident was a major moment in the trial. Darden wanted to do everything he could to win the case including “unorthodox approaches.”
In regards to the 10-part FX series, unlike Marcia Clark (prosecutor of O.J. Simpson trail), who watched the miniseries, Daden did not pay much attention to the show which ran from February 2 to April 5. Saying “I think that’s the healthiest thing for me to do [not watching the show].”
The show depicted how high tensions were during the trial between Darden and the late Johnnie Cochran (Simpson’s lead attorney). Darden said that the two actually made amends after the trial. Stating “I miss him. I wish he were here so we could argue about some more. [And] Continue my closing statement in the Simpson case.”
Then, Darden was asked about a possible romantic relationship between himself and Clark and he replied “I’ll tell you what, I’ll wait until Marcia is sitting next to me. To talk about it in greater detail.”
“If I were to say I had a relationship with Marcia Clark, people would say we lost the case because we were more interested in intimacy than in the law and the facts,” Darden said. “That would be an even worse position to be in.”
The interview ended shortly after Darden expressed that he was not happy to have ever been a part of the Simpson case. “First day I was suppose to appear there. I had back spasms, I was at home I could not get off the floor. I thought I was having a heart attack. And I should’ve stayed on the floor. It changed my life. It changed me.”
Watch the interview below: