Mark Fuhrman was a detective who was a key witness in the murder trial of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. On the FX television show American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, we can an in-depth look at Fuhrman’s testimony in the case as well as the infamous tapes that caused a media circus. On the stand, Fuhrman had said that he never used the n-word, but discovered audio tapes uncovered just the opposite. In addition, Fuhrman extensively talked about his involvement with police brutality.
In the above video, skip to the 3:40 mark to go right to where the audio tapes are being played in the actual courtroom back in 1995. The playing of the tapes continue throughout the video amidst various media coverage. Unfortunately, this is just a small portion of the tapes.
Below you can see the actual footage of Fuhrman’s original testimony in the OJ Simpson murder trial. In the video, Fuhrman is shown denying ever using the n-word.
And then of course, the infamous “pleading the fifth” testimony. Have a look at the real footage of Furhman’s asserting the fifth amendment over and over on the stand below.
Since the trial, Fuhrman has actually written several books about the OJ Simpson case in addition to other murder cases. You can check them out on Amazon here.
Previously, Mark Fuhrman sat down with Oprah Winfrey to talk about his involvement in the OJ Simpson trial and it definitely took some convincing on the part of Oprah’s team to get him on board. In the below video, you get a behind-the-scenes look at Fuhrman’s reservations, his arguing with staff on the phone and his backstage interaction with Oprah.
Below you can see more footage of Mark Fuhrman’s original testimony in 1995 during the OJ Simpson trial, with F. Lee Bailey interrogating him.
See photos of the real Mark Fuhrman in the below gallery and read details about his testimony.
Mark Fuhrman holds up the shovel found in O.J. Simpson's Ford Bronco during the investigation into the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson while testifying for the prosecution. Fuhrman was on the stand for the second day and also showed jurors a large plastic bag as well as a towel found in the car. (Getty)
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