CHICAGO (CBS) – Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, is in town this week to raise money for domestic violence victims.
22-years ago, the O.J. Simpson saga brought domestic violence to the national spotlight. Since then, Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, has fought to end it, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
“I think I’m less angry,” Brown said.
Brown cannot believe two decades have passed since her sister’s murder. Brown said speaking out about her death, abusive marriage to football star O.J. Simpson and domestic violence has helped her heal.
“It’s a way to keep her memory alive,” Brown said. “Fun times we had.”
Nicole Brown Simpson was 35 when she was murdered alongside Ron Goldman. O.J. Simpson was charged with the crimes, but acquitted. The case made international headlines. It also changed the way society confronted domestic violence. Brown helped lead that change.
Brown is most proud, “that I’m still doing it, for one. But probably the violence against women act.”
The violence against women act increased protections for domestic violence and rape victims.
Brown’s appearance to speak at a fundraiser for the domestic violence organization WINGS, coincides with news that New York Giant’s player Josh Brown admitted to abusing his ex-wife at least 20 times, receiving a one game suspension thus far.
“That’s 20 too many,” Denise Brown said. “That he admitted to.”
She said there is more work to be done.
“It’s like continuous,” Brown said. “Keep talking about it. Keep educating people about it. It is not okay.”