Faye Resnick was dubbed ” The Morally Corrupt Faye Resnick” by Camille Grammer at the infamous” dinner party from hell” held at Camille’s house in season one, episode nine. This was probably the most iconic episode of any Real Housewives franchise ever. Faye is rarely mentioned anywhere without someone calling he morally corrupt. At the time of Nicole Brown Simpson’s tragic murder, on June 12, 1994, Faye stepped forward as her best friend and immediately began writing a book. Her book, Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted, was released on October 1 of 1994, an astounding three and a half months after the horrific double homicide of Nicole and Ron Goldman. Multiple news outlets have discussed Faye’s struggles with cocaine addiction for eight years leading up to the books public. In fact, at one point, OJ’s defense team claimed that Nicole and Ron were murdered by drug dealers to whom Faye Resnick owed money. Four days before Nicole was murdered, Faye checked into rehab. Again, OJ’s defense attorneys attempted (and I believe failed) to have this information introduced as part of their defense. In 1996 she wrote another book about her experiences during the OJ trial. In 1997, she posed for Playboy along with an interview about OJ and Nicole.
This season on RHOBH, newcomer Kathryn Edwards is loaded for bear over a 21 year old brief mention in Faye Resnick’s tell all. Yet Kathryn claims she has never read the book, but may have read the excerpt regarding her and her engagement to Marcus Allen at the time of the murders.
Those who did read the book gave it scathing reviews. Publisher’s Weekly had this to say about the book, ” Co-written by (Mike) Walker, who work(ed) for the National Enquirer, the book is chock-full of details about the doomed couple’s lives: O.J.’s uncontrollable temper, ego and possessiveness; Nicole’s physical yearnings for tequila, Kansas City Chiefs football star Marcus Allen (who is a longtime friend of O.J.’s) and slain waiter Ron Goldman, who Resnick insists did not have an affair with her murdered girlfriend, but whom she felt certain Nicole was
inevitably'' going todo.” The book, which includes a brief chapter chronicling the night shortly before the murders when Resnick and Nicole fell into each other’s arms and experimented with lesbian sex, altruistically concludes with a section offering a state-by-state listing of Help Line phone numbers for female victims of domestic violence.”
Thanks to The Dish, we can now read the excerpts in question. ..
Nicole and OJ divorced in 1992 after a seven year marriage that was fraught with domestic violence. After several incidents where police were called, Nicole managed to leave her abusive marriage and move into her own home. However, OJ continued to attempt to reconcile with Nicole. According to Faye, the two were very close to reconciling when OJ insisted to know all the men she had dated and the extent of their intimacy since their divorce. This is when OJ’s friend Marcus Allen, and subsequently Kathryn Edwards, names came up.
From Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted
Then she came to the other names she so desperately did not want to reveal. Finally, Nicole admitted her affair with Marcus Allen. She quickly told OJ that she’d only let him “play” with her. She didn’t admit to actual intercourse. OJ exploded. He turned on her like a man possessed. Nicole told me OJ threatened her, saying “If you’re ever with Marcus again, I’ll…I don’t know what I’ll do, but it will be bad. I won’t be able to control myself.” He wouldn’t let it end. It held up the reconciliation attempt for months. At times we were worried that OJ might take revenge on Marcus by telling his fiancée Kathryn about the affair with Nicole. That would have been a disaster, because Kathryn was a sweet woman who was well aware of Marcus’ womanizing and might have felt she had to call off the wedding. OJ did not do that, but he did confront Marcus. No one knows exactly what was said, but it ended up with him swearing to OJ that he would never touch Nicole again. Marcus said it wouldn’t be a problem anymore, because he was getting married.
Faye brings up Kathryn again when recounting a conversation with Kris Kardashian about how Marcus Allen was interested in dating her. I really don’t see the point of this entire conversation and how it relates to Nicole’s story. It does seem to be an unnecessary mention of Kathryn. The above paragraph should have been enough, in my opinion.
“Kris, I don’t know what to think about this. I know Marcus Allen has been trying to get my phone number, and Nicole wants me to go out with him to the Monkey Bar. I like Marcus but not in that way. On the other hand, I’d like to keep him as a friend, because he is a friend of Nicole’s. What do you think?” Kris said, “Whatever you do, don’t go out with Marcus Allen. He’s the biggest womanizer in the world and don’t forget he’s engaged to Kathryn. She turns a blind eye to his fooling around, but it hurts her when he does it publicly.”
Kathryn married Marcus in 1993 well before the death of Nicole. They divorced in 2001 after eight years of marriage. During the OJ trial multiple sources reported that OJ called Marcus from jail trying to get Marcus to testify that he had a relationship with Nicole that OJ knew about to prove that OJ was not jealous. Marcus refused to lie for OJ and broke all ties with him. Many people believe that Nicole’s flirtations with Marcus Allen led to OJ murdering her. However, Faye’s account of those times was marred by drug use and therefore her recollections are unreliable.
Many of you seem convinced that the OJ storyline on RHOBH is more than coincidental considering the huge new series on FX, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story that premieres on Tuesday, February 2nd at 9 p.m. I ‘ve done some digging and the only connection to Bravo I found was Adam Neely. Adam Neely is Reza Farahan’s husband and he is an assistant editor on the show. Adam has done editing on all of Ryan Murphy’s shows (Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens). The timing of the RHOBH episodes seems to simply be a stroke of good luck or perhaps production piggybacking on the Ryan Murphy series. But there is no financial connection between the two shows.
So, do you think that Kathryn is making too much of a minor comment in a twenty-one year old book? Do you think Faye has the right to put her past behind her? Whose side are you on?