Each week the public is enamored with the People vs. OJ Simpson on FX. Following each episode it is fun to go ahead and see what is true and what is false from that weeks episode. Some things seem so obscure but yet they end up being true. Case and point the Marcia Clark nude photo that appears in the National Enquirer where she is shown in a "topless bathing suit". This was referenced from my hometown newspaper in the Baltimore Sun which ironically follows suit with this line
"Only Hillary Clinton has gone through more repackaging for a public that still hasn't decided if it wants women to work, let alone be good at their jobs." Fast forward to 2016 and Hilary is most likely the Democratic parties presidential candidate.
Okay so Back to the Point of my Rant about Complex.com Inaccuracy
So what am I calling out writer Abigal Rowe for missing in her Complex piece this week?
"True or False: Clark was offended by Cochran's courtroom teasing "as a mother and as a woman," and later broke down in tears.
We looked through transcriptions and couldn’t find this particular quote. It’s probably an exaggeration. Clark also recently told the Daily Beast that she had to keep her “poker face” on in court, so no crying, and no emotional (albeit deserved) tirades against a sexist system."
With just a brief search of Rosa Lopez's testimony and information appears from a search a February 28, 1995 L.A. Times article written by Andrea Ford and Jim Newton that describes some of the scenes that took place in last weeks episode of which the following pieces from the Times piece confirms that this is a Fact and not fiction from last weeks episode as quoted below:
"Cochran was furious, asking Ito not to let himself be "snookered" by the prosecution. The lawyer accused Clark of saying Friday that she needed to care for her two young children that night--and thus could not be present for proposed evening testimony by Lopez--as a ruse to delay the housekeeper's appearance on the stand. An indignant Clark retorted that she was "offended as a woman, as a single parent, as a prosecutor and as an officer of the court."
Ito ruled in her favor, as he generally does when the defense and prosecution clash."
Read the L.A. Times article here: https://articles.latimes.com/1995-02-28/news/mn-37009_1_rosa-lopez/2
Abigal or the Complex staff if you are reading this please make the proper edits with a hat tip to me for pointing out the error.