Ron Goldman’s sister launches ‘Media Circus’ podcast to counter high profile murder ‘mistruths’ and rumors

Nearly 30 years after her brother Ron Goldman was murdered alongside Nicole Brown Simpson kicking off the “Trial of the Century,” Kim Goldman launched a new initiative to help victims cut through the “mistruths,” “conspiracy theories” and “rumors” that permeate society.

On June 12, 1994, 25-year-old Ron and his friend Nicole were stabbed to death and found outside her own in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA. The following year, after an infamous public trial, Nicole’s ex-husband O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder and, though the victims families went on to win a wrongful death suit in civil court for $33.5 million in restitution, Goldman expressed “closure” is not so easily come by.

Recently, she spoke with Fox News Digital to discuss the launch of her new podcast “Media Circus,” named after her 2015 book, where she seeks to “give the power back to victims and survivors.”

Having previously hosted the podcast, “Confronting O.J. Simpson” in which she explored the trial through discussions with prosecutors, investigators and witnesses who had not testified, Goldman expressed her desire to help others cope with experiences similar to what she had lived through.

“I’ve talked to people for nearly three decades when it comes to trauma and tragedy. ‘Closure’ is a word that in theory, sounds beautiful, but it’s anxiety-provoking for those of us on the receiving end of hearing it,” she explained. “There’s a finality to the word. When you’re dealing with grief and trauma, it just doesn’t exist. Instead, we figure out a new normal. We figure out ways to move through the pain. But we don’t move on. The chapter’s not closed.”

“I didn’t realize at the time, but I was truly mourning when my brother was killed because there was so much chaos. [My father and I] were under such scrutiny,” Goldman continued. “Cameras and people would follow us everywhere. You didn’t truly have a moment to just grieve.”

“Media Circus” was launched July 11 and since then the host has interviewed individuals like Amanda Knox who was tried and convicted twice for the murder of Meredith Kercher before being exonerated and Kiki Doe, a survivor of sexual assault Goldman described as “1 of 100’s of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims.”

“The goal of ‘Media Circus’ is to give the power back to the victims and the survivors. We all have a right to tell our story. These families should be able to control the narrative and determine for themselves what they want to participate in,” she told Fox News Digital.

Goldman expressed, with the internet, “comes a lot of conspiracy theories and a lot of mistruths. People are out there spreading rumors,” and to this day she continues to receive messages from people suggesting they know the “truth” of what happened to her brother.

“I’ve opened myself up… the goal is to share my truth. With the podcast, these loved ones can be in the driver’s seat,” she reiterated. “There’s some control over the story. And they can trust me because I’ve been there.”

For her, grief has become like “a best friend” that doesn’t go away. “It’s reliable, it’s always with you. It changes colors over the years with the shifts in my life. I’m a single parent, and I’ve raised a handsome, smart, great young man. And with all of my son’s accomplishments, it just drives the point home that I don’t have my brother… but I let [grief] be a part of me.”

“My brother’s legacy deserves to be told and honored. He spent the last couple of minutes of his life putting himself on the line for somebody else. We were all incredibly close. Grief? It’s not a choice,” she contended. “We just push forward.”


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