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Tabloid runs excerpts of Nicole's diary

Enquirer October 17, 1995
Web posted at: 3:15 p.m. EDT

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Just nine days before she was murdered, Nicole Brown Simpson wrote of threats from her ex-husband. Excerpts from her diary are being published for the first time this week.

Nicole Brown Simpson's father, Lou Brown, confirmed for CNN the authenticity of the excerpts, which are being published by the National Enquirer. He said he doesn't know how the tabloid got his daughter's diary.

Lou Brown "It is her handwriting," Lou Brown said. "I can't vouch for the authenticity of what she wrote ... but I don't think she had any reason to lie about what she was writing at the time she was writing it." (200K AIFF sound or 200K WAV sound)

Nine days before she was slashed to death at her home, Nicole wrote in her diary that O.J. Simpson warned her: "You hang up on me last night, you're gonna pay for this, b----." She also wrote about Simpson's infidelity and the verbal abuse she suffered.

Nicole In the diary, she wrote that when she was two months pregnant with their son, Justin, O.J. Simpson called her a "fat pig." Jurors were told that Simpson called his pregnant wife a "fat pig," but were not told other things that Nicole Brown Simpson recorded in that diary entry, that Simpson demanded she have an abortion and aimed a gun at her.

Prosecutors wanted to use Nicole's diary as evidence in Simpson's murder trial, but Judge Lance Ito ruled it "inadmissible hearsay."

The Enquirer said it got a copy from someone "concerned about battered women's issues." It would not say if it paid for the diary.

Excerpts from Nicole Brown Simpson's diary

"I wanted to be a wonderful wife...but you made me feel so ugly. You beat the holy hell out of me. ... I hated you so much."

"I just don't see how our stories compare -- I was so bad because I wore sweats, left shoes around plus I didn't keep a perfect house or comb my hair the way you liked it -- or had dinner ready at the precise moment you walked through the door, or that I just plain got on your nerves sometimes."

"I just don't see how that compares to infidelity, wife beating, verbal abuse -- I just don't think everybody goes through this."

"You're a fat pig, you're disgusting, you're a slob ... I want you out of my f---ing house. I want you to have an abortion. ... I have a gun in my hand right now. ... get the f--- out of here."



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