OJ a 'Sociopath,' Says Dream Team Lawyer

Shapiro, who led murder defense, finally 'fesses up

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 15, 2009 7:40 AM CST

(Newser) – It's more than a decade later, but attorney Robert Shapiro has shared his true feelings about former client OJ Simpson, Fox News reports: “He’s a sociopath,” says Shapiro, who led the legal “Dream Team” that won Simpson’s acquittal in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Has Shapiro always felt this way? “What do you think?” was his only response.

Shapiro also disclosed he’s working with Kim Kardashian on a website selling “discount high-end shoes.” What does this have to do with Simpson? Well, the Kardashians, who have since gone on to become famous in their own right, were also Simpson family friends: mom Kris was Nicole’s best friend, and dad—late attorney Robert Kardashian—was besties with OJ.

OJ Simpson reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, with attorneys F. Lee Bailey and Johnnie Cochran. Attorney Robert Shapiro is in profile behind them.
OJ Simpson reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, with attorneys F. Lee Bailey and Johnnie Cochran. Attorney Robert Shapiro is in profile behind them.   (AP Photo/Pool, Myung J. Chun)
Attorney Robert Shapiro attends Niche Media's Los Angeles Confidential Magazine Golden Globe Celebration held at The London on January 12, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.
Attorney Robert Shapiro attends Niche Media's Los Angeles Confidential Magazine Golden Globe Celebration held at The London on January 12, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)
OJ Simpson is taken into custody on Oct. 3, 2008 after being found guilty on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping and armed robbery at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.
OJ Simpson is taken into custody on Oct. 3, 2008 after being found guilty on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping and armed robbery at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Daniel Gluskoter, Pool/FILE)
OJ Simpson appears in court during his sentencing hearing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2008.
OJ Simpson appears in court during his sentencing hearing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2008.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, Pool)
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In this clip from October 2008, a Nevada jury finds OJ Simpson guilty of kidnapping and robbery.   (JimboVids)

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