OJ Simpson 'stalked' Nicole Brown Simpson in the weeks leading up to her death, friends allege: 'He would be hiding in the bushes'

OJ Simpson 'stalked' Nicole Brown Simpson in the weeks leading up to her death, friends allege: 'He would be hiding in the bushes'
  • A new docuseries revisits the life and death of Nicole Brown Simpson, who was murdered in 1994.

  • Two of Brown's friends allege that OJ Simpson stalked Brown in the months before her death.

  • One said that Brown told her to "be careful what you say" as Simpson was "watching all the time."

OJ Simpson is alleged to have "stalked" Nicole Brown Simpson, going so far as to stake out the bushes near the home where she was murdered in 1994, close friends of Brown's have said in a new docuseries.

Speaking in Lifetime's new docuseries, "The Life and Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson," which begins airing on June 1, Faye Resnick and Robin Greer both said that the former football pro, who died of metastatic prostate cancer on April 10 at the age of 76, harassed his ex-wife by following her in her final months.

Resnick recalled that in early 1994, shortly after Brown purchased the townhouse on South Bundy Drive in Brentwood, Los Angeles, where she would later be found dead, the mom-of-two confided in her friend that OJ was "spying on her a lot."

"He was realizing that she was becoming happy," Resnick said, adding that Simpson was "stalking, hiding in the bushes."

According to the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, Brown told her to "be careful what you say" because Simpson was "watching all the time" and "could be right next to us."

"She always thought he was gonna hurt her," Resnick continued. "She always knew it."

Greer spoke about an incident a few months prior, in October 1993, in which she claimed that Simpson broke into Brown's previous rental home and attacked her after seeing her with another man through the living room window.

"If you're hiding in the bushes and you're looking, you can see them kissing on the couch, and that's apparently what OJ was doing," Greer said.

She said that the next day, Simpson "confronted" her, and the situation escalated, causing Brown to call 911.

In a recording of the 911 call played in the second episode of the docuseries, Simpson can be heard yelling at his former spouse. Brown is heard telling the operator she was going to hang up as "he's going to beat the [expletive] out of me."

Actor Brian "Kato" Kaelin, a friend of Brown's who lived in a guest house on the property, said he returned to the home later that evening and discovered how Simpson had forced his way in.

"I got to the house and the doors of her house had been broken. I saw that they were off the hinges. The hinges were broken, and the doors were ready to fall, just hanging by a few of the screws."

"I didn't know what the fight was about, but obviously, it had involved violence and was enough for her to call 911," he continued. "She was scared."

As touched upon in the documentary, Brown called a domestic violence helpline just five days before she was killed, identified herself by just her first name, and spoke of her famous husband's violent tendencies.

Per AP News, shortly after Brown's death, her sister Denise Brown was invited by then-Senator Joe Biden to Washington to lobby support for the Violence Against Women Act, which helped create the National Domestic Violence Hotlines once it passed later that year.

"The Life and Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson," which is scheduled to air on the consecutive nights of June 1 and 2, comes ahead of the 30th anniversary of Brown Simpson's death on June 12.

Per Lifetime, the series details the late mom's life and "provides an opportunity for Nicole's own narrative and voice to be heard in one of the most notorious crimes and trials in history."

It features interviews with 50 people who knew Brown Simpson well, including her sisters, Denise, Dominique, and Tanya Brown, and close friends such as Kris Jenner.

To date, the double murder of Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman is still officially classed as unsolved.

Simpson was accused and later acquitted in a highly publicized trial in 1995. In a civil lawsuit in 1997, he was found liable for both deaths and ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to the families. However, according to Goldman's family, Simpson died still owing them over $100 million.

"The Life and Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson" will air on June 1 and 2 at 5 p.m PT/8p.m. ET on Lifetime.

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