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Here's What Marcia Clark Thought About "The People V. O.J. Simpson" Finale

"It was the most devastating, constantly maddening, traumatizing experience of my life."

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On Tuesday night, FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson aired its series finale.

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Even though we already knew how the trial ended, viewers were still curious to see how the show would handle the epically complicated ending.

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In a recent interview with Vulture, the real-life Marcia Clark revealed what she thought about the final episode.

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"It was great that they showed this ambivalent ending," Clark said.

It is absolutely true, even more ambivalent than they showed, actually. It was almost interestingly poignant in the moment they showed Johnnie watching President Clinton talk about the issue of race and the differences in the ways that minorities view law enforcement and how we need to talk about that. And it would have been great if that had happened. It didn't.

She also said that on the actual day of the verdict, the prosecution "knew" O.J. Simpson would be let off.

One thing they didn't show, which is too bad, was the fact that we knew. First of all, they were wrong about [the jury deliberation being] four hours. It was two hours. They announced their verdict two hours after going back to the jury room. So, really, there was no deliberation.

According to Clark, the show did a great job accurately depicting Robert Kardashian's reaction to the trial.

Robert Kardashian looked devastated when he heard the verdict. He knew. And he had always been very nice. He was a really good guy. I ran into him a few times at restaurants. We'd nod at each other across the room. And then the last time I saw him, he actually came over to my table and said, "Hey Marcia, how ya doing?" Very nice. I said, "Hi, Bob. How ya doing?" "I'm okay." It turned out he wasn't okay. Two weeks later, he passed away. So he was very ill, and I guess he knew it at the time.

Of the whole experience, Clark said, "It was the most devastating, constantly maddening, traumatizing experience of my life."

And, in fact, having suffered through that trial with every bit of it smacking me in the face every day, watching justice get subverted every single day, it was the most devastating, constantly maddening, traumatizing experience of my life. Because it was ongoing. It was every single day, one bad ruling after another, one ridiculous, bizarro moment after another.

You can read Marcia Clark's full interview at Vulture.

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