On August 1, twenty years ago, I wrote this haiku.
Simpson faces trial.
Fuhrman wants another one.
Libel suit to come.
Here’s what that was all about:
LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman, who was investigating the Simpson case, claimed that Jeffrey Toobin, writing for The New Yorker magazine had libeled him by saying a defense lawyer suggested that Fuhrman had moved and, perhaps even, planted evidence. Fuhrman didn’t actually file suit until several months later, but that wasn’t his real day in court. That day came more than a year after the Oct. 3, 1995, Simpson verdict. And it wasn’t the day Fuhrman wanted. More about Fuhrman in future haiku.