“When a Client Post-Trial Says: ‘I Perjured Myself'”
Consider this hypothetical scenario: O.J. Simpson II went on trial this year in New York for the murder of his wife, Nicole White Simpson, and Ron Goldstein. He was represented at trial by Dream Team II and was acquitted just last month, after testifying at the trial that he was absolutely innocent – claiming to have been on a plane to Syracuse at the exact same time that he allegedly stabbed them to death. Before and throughout the trial, especially before he testified, he consistently denied to his lawyers that he had anything whatsoever to do with the murders.
But, a few weeks after the trial is over and the jury is dismissed, he hosts a private dinner with just the Team to celebrate their extraordinary victory and talk about the case. Whether out of bravado or simply the veritas of vino, Simpson rises to thank his lawyers and tells them what an overwhelming majority of the world, as in the instance of the real O.J., always believed. Specifically, “The jury was stupid listening to my pack of lies – I’m guilty of the killings.”