10 Things American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson Taught Us

9. The National Enquirer Had Published Nude Photos Of Marcia Clark 



In episode 6, “Marcia Marcia Marcia”, we watch as prosecutor Marcia Clark is left devastated after she discovers the The National Enquirer published a topless photograph taken in 1979 of herself on St Tropez beach with her ex-husband. The episode, which was aired on International Women’s Day, bought back many painful memories for prosecutor Clark. She revealed during an appearance on The View, that watching American Crime Story was like “reliving a nightmare” and a “painful experience.”

Clark originally believed the photo was leaked to the press by her ex-husband, Gabriel Horowitz, but later she found out it was his mother, Clara Horowitz, who had sold the images to the tabloid. Clark told Vogue magazine, “There was no privacy. I was famous in a way that was kind of terrifying. I had no protection. When reporters showed up at my house, there wasn’t even a sidewalk. They were literally parked on my front lawn.”

During the trial, Susan Reimer, a journalist at The Baltimore Sun wrote, “I knew that when the National Enquirer ran those ancient photos of her in a topless bathing suit, it was only a matter of time before somebody went after Marcia Clark’s ability to mother her young sons.” And they did…

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