ugh. ok. So obviously it would have been nice if someone other than O.J. came out in Robert Blake's defense (give me a break! You cannot compare the two cases!), but the press is all over this because he too was found liable of his wife's murder after being acquitted in the criminal trial. I'm sure Blake is just thrilled. Simpson, who says he has no opinion on Blake's guilt or innocence because he did not watch the trial, says Blake is a victim of double jeopardy. "I still don't get how anyone can be found not guilty of a murder and then be found responsible for it in any way shape or form," Simpson said in a phone interview from his Florida home. "... If you're found not guilty, how can you be found responsible? I'd love to hear how that's not double jeopardy."
Simpson said Blake was subjected to an unfair system in which a civil jury can essentially reverse a criminal jury's finding by using a lesser standard of proof in which jurors need be convinced only by "a preponderance of the evidence," meaning at least 51 percent. "If that was the standard in criminal trials, only 51 percent, then so many people would be convicted that we'd have to build more jails," Simpson said. "The standard is the difference." He also thinks the awarded damage to the Bakley family of $30 million is "too coincidental" to the $33.5 million he was ordered to pay the Brown & Goldman families when he was found liable for the death of his wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman. When asked if he had any advice for to Blake, Simpson said, "If Robert Blake has friends and family around him, he'll do fine. I would give him the same advice I gave Michael (Jackson). You've got your kid. Go and raise your kid." Source: AP