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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Bill Robles. [O. J. Simpson during his 1996 civil trial], December 6, 1996. Watercolor and India ink on translucent paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (109.00.00)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-51157 © Bill Robles
Gift of Tom Girardi

O. J. Simpson Faces His Civil Trial

Unlike his well-publicized criminal trial, which was broadcast on television, O.J. Simpson's civil trial was a quieter affair. Bill Robles drew the former football star during the civil court case on a day in which several witnesses elaborated on his late ex-wife's attempts to end his stalking. When Simpson was ordered to pay $33.5 million to the families of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, he claimed to be broke and so they received comparatively little.