On Oct. 3, 1995, former football star, O.J. Simpson, was acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
The trial kept people from coast-to-coast glued to their TV sets and sparked conversations around the globe.
Nicole's sister, Tanya Brown, who lives locally, says this on the anniversary of the acquittal: "This will never go away. Just to think that this was part of my life. It is so surreal to me. To me, I was just a survivor of my murdered sister, but to many, this changed their lives.
"It is domestic violence and Nicole documented 17 years of abuse that she locked up in a security box and many I share in my presentations. This is very real and if you are reading this and you are a victim, it can happen to you. Oct is domestic violence awareness month let's educate, empower and motivate change."
Read more at: Bio.com and keep reading Laguna Niguel Patch for an upcoming story about Tanya Brown and her message for domestic violence awareness month.
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