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Simpson: Profile of an Abuser Focus Vocabulary List Study and learn the topical vocabulary list. Provide Russian equivalents to the vocabulary items. A-B 1) spousal battery; child and wife battering 2) battering victim (battered wife, battering husband) 3) an altercation 4) to live a double life; to disguise one‟s inner life; syn. to hide one‟s real identity 5) to keep up the façade; syn. to build up false images; ant. to peel away the veneer 6) to set out to create a more pleasing self; syn. to appear gracious, warm and congenial 7) to have the upper hand 8) to be fastidious; syn. to be a perfectionist 9) to have a double standard on smth 10) to cruise bars 11) to indulge in drugs and random sex 12) to snort cocaine 13) to philander; philanderer; philandering 14) to womanize; womanizer; womanizing 15) to have a wandering eye 16) to be on the prowl 17) to be free to roam 18) passing flings 19) to be infatuated with 20) a happy-go-lucky guy; a partyer 21) decorous orgies; syn. wild parties 22) irrational; syn. obsessive/rancorous jealousy; jealous ranting 23) a crime of passion 24) to spar with each other; to taunt; to snap 25) to have an anger-management problem 26) to go ballistic; syn. to be beside oneself with rage 27) to scream profanities at; syn. obscenities 28) to attack; to assault; to pounce on 29) to reconcile with; reconciliation attempts; to make/to halt reconciliation attempts; to cut off all contact with 30) an on-again, off-again marriage 31) to delude oneself; self-delusion 32) self-imposed pressure; syn. strain 33) to mold oneself to smb‟s existence 34) to wait on smb hand and foot 35) to put one‟s own life together; syn. to build a new life 36) to stab to death; syn. to inflict stab wounds on smb 37) to slash somebody‟s throat 38) an interracial relationship 39) to challenge overtly the restrictions of race; to play the race card/ syn. to use one‟s skin to one‟s advantage 40) to wind up in a kind of gilded no man‟s land 41) to be a non-issue with smb 42) to be oblivious of/to 43) to have a propensity to/for 44) to espouse smth* 45) to credit smb with smth C 1
1) to gain national attention; a highly publicized criminal trial; to become a public obsession 2) to be televised nationally to a vast audience; massive press coverage 3) to place the time of the murder at from… to 4) to press charges against smb; to file charges; to sue 5) a misdemeanor count (~ of spousal battery ); felony 6) to be arrested on murder charges 7) to be charged with (~ two counts of first-degree murder) 8) to surrender 9) to declare smb a fugitive 10) to enter a plea of not guilty 11) to summon 12) to arraign 13) to be freed on a bond 14) to confine to a single cell 15) to place on a suicide watch; to take one‟s own life; a suicide note 16) sloppiness (~ by the police) 17) to receive a wrist-slap fine 18) a brief stint of community service 19) forensic evidence; significant bits of evidence linking smb to the crime 20) to dismiss the grand jury hearing evidence on the case 21) a preliminary hearing in open court 22) to be bound over for trial 23) to award default judgment 24) to convict smb of smth; conviction; convict / syn. to find liable 25) to acquit smb of smth; acquittal 26) conspiracy (~ to commit a crime)
Study the texts, identify the active vocabulary items and discuss the questions following the texts. Introduction The 1995 criminal trial of O. J. Simpson for the brutal murders of his wife and her companion revealed disturbing evidence that O.J. Simpson’s genial public persona masked a more menacing private personality. Audiotapes of Nicole Simpson’s Oct. 25, 1993 police calls offered harrowing proof of a relationship plagued by violence and intimidation. “Trial of the Century” drew unprecedented attention to the national problem of domestic violence and made the whole world understand its nature and dire consequences. O.J. Simpson Pre-reading Exercise: make sure you understand cultural and linguistic realities used in the text. О. J. Simpson play of words: Orenthal James, advertised orange juice; besides he prides himself on being juiced up (animated, energetic, always on the move); “the Juice” – to the team-mates. the American football Hall of Famer in Springfield. A committee elects football players into it and makes their statues and plaques. Hertz car rental corporation. O.J. Simpson did their TV commercials as a spokesperson for the company. SUPERSTAR of Rent-a-Car used sarcastically to imply he made it at football but failed to make it a big career as a movie or TV star. a famous American football game that takes place January 1 in Los Angeles, the “tournament of roses”, colourfully celebrated with floats. It is like a diorama on a truck that moves, with real people or Disney characters, etc. a black term; reference to Jim Brown, a footballer who starred in a movie 2
Hall Of Famer Rent-a-Car
a superfly type
where he checked into a hotel near O‟Hare Airport. and sometimes actor.to give high fives skycaps groupies IRS capital gains Gin Rummy to slurp down to quip the party was lowkey a greeting. Goldman followed more than an hour later to return sunglasses she had forgotten. Juice. were found outside of her condominium in Brentwood.m. Simpson. including NBC Sports (1978-82). Knee injuries led him to retire after the 1979 season.000 bond. Television cameras rolled as Simpson and a former teammate led Los Angeles police on a two-hour freeway chase before the men stopped at Simpson‟s home and later surrendered. an expression which came into use in the 60s. Goldman was a waiter at the Mezzaluna restaurant. O.S. Sunday evening. June 17. After a series of phone calls from the West Coast. or O. the former wife of noted football great O. introduced by hippies (similarly: “Slip me fives”. 1973. and 1976) and was the first runner to gain 2.000 rushing yards in a season. One of the all-time best running backs in pro football. including “The Naked Gun” series. He was also a member of a world-record-setting 440-yard relay team. Police placed the time of the double murder at from 9:45 to 11 p. He was frequently seen on television in commercials. an exclusive section of Los Angeles. and an acquaintance of hers. Juice. Al Cowlings. June 12-20. Simpson was taken to Los Angeles County Men‟s Central Jail. Simpson had meanwhile flown to Chicago. sports announcer.J. Nicole Brown Simpson. 3 . He had fled with the help of his friend and former football teammate. he had six 200-yard rushing games and was selected to the Pro Bowl from 1972 to 1976. Known for his exceptional speed and ability to evade the opposition. Simpson was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 1978. Monday Night Football (1983-86). Monday morning. In June of 1994. Simpson was accepted to USC. Ronald Goldman. salutation with an open hand held high with five fingers. Significant bits of evidence apparently linking him to the crime were found by police at his home and at the crime scene. police declared him a fugitive. Simpson was arrested on murder charges in the stabbing deaths of his ex-wife. born 1947 U. became a commentator for various televised sporting events. Calif. he was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and ordered to turn himself in. and the Summer Olympic Games of 1976 and 1984. located a few blocks from the condominium. “Give me the skin” which is equal to “Let‟s shake hands”) porters fan clubs Internal Revenue Service tax on profits card play to drink (soda.J.J. and scoring both touchdowns in USC‟s 1968 Rose Bowl win over Indiana. and also acted in several movies. at 12:10 a. and a friend of hers. winning the Heisman trophy (1968). he returned home on an early morning flight. O. quiet Orenthal James Simpson.J. After failing to surrender. 1994: The O. as Simpson was often called because of his initials. the Buffalo Bills made Simpson the first pick of the college draft. On Friday. Later that day. sweet ice through a straw) to retort sarcastically subdued. football player. Cowlings was arrested for aiding a fugitive and freed on $250. He was questioned by Los Angeles police for more than three hours the same day. 1975. most notably for the Hertz car-rental company. He excelled as a Trojan. After attending San Francisco City College (1965-66) to improve his academic standing. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Famer in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. Nicole Simpson had left the restaurant at 8:30 Sunday evening. Simpson first gained national attention as a member of the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans. Simpson was a member of the Football Hall of Famer. He led the NFL in rushing in four seasons (1972. Simpson murder case The bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson. born in San Francisco. after a 60-mile (100-kilometer) slow-speed automobile chase from Orange County north to Los Angeles. The chase was seen on television by viewers all over the United States and in some foreign countries. being named All-American (1967-68). he was arrested at his Brentwood mansion.m. In 1969.J.
given the story that follows. himself – that this was his true character. To an extraordinary degree. even if he kept them well hidden. who cruised bars and indulged in drugs and random sex. He had been summoned back to Los Angeles by the police to be questioned as a possible suspect in the murder. a double life can become too much to bear.” he wrote.” he wrote in his autobiography in 1970. To many of his fans. only with the kind of guy I‟m always juiced up. he learned the importance of disguising his inner life. The smooth talker took lessons to make his diction more “white. the name Juice “didn‟t have anything to do with orange juice. He was less of a businessman than a friend of businessmen. as O. colleagues and admirers – even. And it forces to build up false images. her throat slashed while their young children slept nearby. But to his teammates. at times. Earlier on Friday he had released a letter to the news media indicating he might take his own life. His wife believed he was a cocaine addict. It was a bizarre impulse under the circumstances. The corporate spokesman who drank an occasional beer with Hertz executives was also a hard partyer. he was too white. “Please think of the real O. who saw him on the prowl at wild parties in Los Angeles. Simpson was bound over for trial. Simpson convinced friends. congenial – the Hall of Famer who was also your buddy. “A lot of guys probably think I‟m too active and too loud. from teachers. his friends. But the man who will be tried next month on national television remains something of a mystery of his own making. It is amazing. and not this lost person. Newsweek‟s reporters found. Despite his effort to rise above the race. To many whites. The “suicide” note he wrote before his famous ride. but that‟s the way I am. the nickname given Orenthal James Simpson as a pro came to connote a certain sweetness of spirit. was strangely moving in its banality and delusion. Simpson lived a double life. Text A August 29. 1994. made “you want to hide your real identity – from cops. and even from yourself. Shortly afterward the grand jury hearing evidence on the case was dismissed. He was “O.J.” “the Juice”: for a time TV ads showed him slurping down orange juice (until he had to quit because citric acid was bad for his arthritic knees). he was a perfectionist who prized self-discipline. “The ghetto. always movin‟ around. Simpson hurried to the Chicago airport on the morning of June 12. Simpson case has become such a public obsession that most people can recite the location of the bloody glove. He was gracious. He wanted to be a great actor.J. and it was a lesson he never forgot. was televised nationally to a vast audience for about two weeks. The hearing. but he had to settle for being a TV personality. the highest-rated cry for help in the history of televised neuroses. At some point. In fact. This necessitated a lengthy preliminary hearing in open court. June 20. making a smiley face in the “O” of his signature. His disappointments must have been keenly felt. how long Simpson kept up the facade.J. and that‟s the way I was as a kid. The Warriors stole food from warehouses near the projects: Simpson liked to hit the local pie company (“My 4 .” The family man was seldom home. and to some blacks. the time Nicole called her mother or the number of stab wounds inflicted on Roland Goldman.confined to a single cell. Newsweek Day and Night By Evan Thomas His ex-wife had been dead less than 12 hours. As a child in the Potrero Hill housing project of San Francisco.” he told Playboy in 1976. The O. a Hollywood celebrity with an impressive array of rich and famous friends. and put under suicide watch. but perfectly in keeping with the public persona Simpson had painstakingly constructed throughout his life. He entered a plea of not guilty. warm. he was not so much enviable as safe. Still. After a convincing presentation of evidence by the prosecution. How did Simpson deal with the contradictions of his life? For all his self-delusion.” Simpson set out to create a more pleasing self. the Superstar of Rent-a-Car at ease in corporate life. he was a member of a gang called the Persian Warriors. similar in procedures to a regular trial. He was arraigned before a Los Angeles judge on Monday. he paused to sign an autograph.” “He‟d Get Whupped With Anything She Could Find” Growing up in the projects during the 1950s. he wound up in a kind of gilded no man‟s land. particularly his brothers in the sports and entertainment world. an American hero who overtly challenged the restrictions of race. and charged with the murders.J. thought his real addiction was white women.
“I arrived when black became vogue. Simpson admired Brown for quitting while he was still an all-pro and before he lost his legs. he would adapt accordingly. a mansion in an affluent part of town. who gave black-power salutes on the victory stand. he said. Simpson‟s mother created crude braces by putting the wrong shoe on each foot.” Simpson said in 1977.9 seconds as a high-school halfback. Marvin Goux. with more hope than reason. His legs were so spindly. Unlike Brown. “I respect Tommie Smith. a summer job as an extra at a studio. This was an era before kids carried semiautomatic weapons to school. His goal. When Simpson was 5. He did not want to be a Superfly type. “He Never Looked at Himself as an Afro-American” 5 .” Simpson set out with relentless ambition and the savvy of a professional marketer to avoid this fate.. a bottle …” said Willie Dickens. He also watched with envy and fascination as Mays signed autographs for his fans.” he later said). At the same time he knew how to use his skin color to his advantage. was Jim Brown. a talent not to be wasted. in both a negative and a positive sense. Unable to afford an operation to straighten O. given Simpson‟s great career as a ballplayer and the propensity most athletes have to live in the present. he was still six months away from signing a pro-football contract. for appearing in bed with a white woman. He compared the end of fame to “a woman‟s menopause. Simpson‟s model for life after football. The assistant coach who recruited Simpson. Simpson. how much Simpson worried about what he would do when he retired from football. among others.J. If it was necessary to be more “white” to get ahead. “but I don‟t admire him.J. most famously the two Olympians. Schick. Despite poor grades.” Although Simpson talked about being “colorless. “I thought. Treesweet orange juice and Wilson Sporting Goods.” In 1974. Black athletes stood out there because they were virtually the only blacks on campus. Tommie Smith and John Carlos.” he said.” It is remarkable. Foster Grant.” he was actually quite conscious of playing the race card. “but we did a pretty good amount of fighting. he worked out a TV deal with Roone Arledge of ABC. “You‟d hear cats saying: „You gonna be at the Golden Gate Theatre tomorrow? The Roman Gents are gonna fight the Sheiks!‟” Simpson did not win any fights with his mother. a boyhood friend. Clearly.” he said in 1974. a social worker arranged for him to meet Willie Mays. in part because of its regular appearances in the Rose Bowl.” “You know. his father walked out: according to his brother. it‟s traumatic. Jimmie Simpson was a homosexual. aware of rumors that any USC athlete joining the Black Student Union risked losing his scholarship. “Every studio in California and all the major companies in the United States were putting out those memorandums . a calcium and vitamin D deficiency normally seen in underdeveloped countries.” His choice of college is revealing.favorite was blackberry.” said Simpson. Royal Crown Cola. Poor as well as abandoned. a potential source of shame to a black youth growing up in that more repressed time. later said he was more impressed by Mays‟s house. but he disdained Brown for his surly. neighborhood kids called them “pencil pins. he turned down a lead role in “Mandingo”. The night he won the Heisman Trophy in 1968. was to be as good an actor as Dustin Hoffman. confrontational attitude toward whites. Simpson could have won a scholarship to almost any state football factory. “They missed completely that for the first time white America accepted a black man with a white woman on the screen. some of the sisters – I call all black women sisters – got upset with me. but he chose the University of Southern California. “He used to get whupped with anything she could find.” Simpson proceeded to cash in with..J. the baseball star who gave young Simpson an inspirational chat about staying out of trouble.” he said. After Simpson spent a weekend in custody for robbing a liquor store when he was 15.” yet he ran the 100 in 9. Simpson would refuse to act in so-called blaxploitation movies. was also a bit-part actor who could get O. He claimed not to understand the occasional murmurings that he was “selling out. O. hey. “When all the adulation is withdrawn. wouldn‟t it be great for people to know me and love me and want to come up to me. Jack. Simpson suffered from rickets. showed no solidarity. The school had a higher television profile than most.” “Being black is something I never worried about. USC was then primarily a school for rich white kids. after he starred with Elizabeth Montgomery in a movie called “A Killing Affair. USC also had strong connections to Hollywood. Truman. a belt. the NFL‟s first truly great black running back.” He told Playboy interviewer Lawrence Linderman in 1976.‟s warped legs. I was in the right place at the right time. five years before he retired from pro-ball. Some African-American athletes were militant in the late 1960s. he told sportswriter Larry Fox that he was “frightened” by “just the thought of going into a restaurant and having to wait for a table.
“Why are we the only two people working here?” On his Hertz tours. “He wasn‟t trying to pass as a white person and he didn‟t espouse being a black person. cocktail parties. A flight attendant. Jason. He never said. Simpson looked over at the man and joked. Hertz‟s marketing research showed that the white customer base was oblivious to Simpson‟s race. “It was a very hectic schedule.J. another ad man who handled the Hertz account.” said the ad executive.” Superman-like. He worked at his pronunciation of certain words. They had a daughter.” Simpson was eager to learn. a lower-class accent. you got to get me out of this‟. She was being wishful. and they made Simpson “10 times more identifiable than I was before. If too few people noticed him entering a reception. the Heisman Trophy on the mantel. but he never complained. Marguerite shied away from the spotlight and told reporters that O. Marguerite described her husband as “a beast” who as a high-school student had not allowed other young men to talk to her. Simpson went to speech school and “worked at his intonation.” said Tom Elliott. with his jerseys hanging in the living room. through airports. while working in a room full of executives at Christmastime. “He didn‟t want to upset people. Then the next morning he‟d say. He felt he could not disappoint. He was polite through the whole thing. By 1973.752 square feet. “Sure. the Buffalo Bills‟ PR man.J. Race was a non issue with him. was free to roam. Budd Thalman. Simpson. „Budd. Burgdoerfer was dressed for dinner. In an unguarded interview in 1968.” said John Fisher. he noticed that the only other black person in the room was putting together toys for some of the guests‟ children. He only looked at himself as O.J. He was coached to flatter.” Simpson was still having too much fun with celebrity to be guilty for long. just as he had given gold charm bracelets to the Buffalo Bills linemen who opened the holes for him during his record-breaking 2. during his first semester at Southern Cal in 1967. he was not just an athlete but a businessman.‟” An ad executive recalls Simpson smiling and joking on the set as he hung all day long in a sling hat would help him “fly. Simpson also collected women. just call Budd tomorrow. In 1975. Simpson always made a point of giving high-fives to the garage crews and fat tips to the skycaps. Simpson was glad to speak for a company that was “Number One” and catered to business executives. Marguerite later recalled an episode on a cross-country flight with her husband. had a real diction problem and was not as articulate as he is now.” said Jerry Burgdoerfer. Hertz put Simpson through grinding days of nonstop meet-and-greets. Simpson was in casual clothes. which increased its profits by 50 per cent. Simpson had a strict double standard on philandering. he would respond. he would intentionally raise his voice. recalled that when fans went up to him and asked him to attend their son‟s Little League banquet.” Simpson “couldn‟t say no. was an oldfashioned guy who liked to have three square meals at home.His most important entrée into the white corporate world was with Hertz. infatuated. that was not an educated way to speak. tennis court. the president of a sporting-goods company whose shoes O. golf rounds. At times the self-imposed pressure to keep it up weighed on Simpson. the family stayed behind in California while O. “You had to slow him down a bit. He. a former Hertz public-relations man.” It is more likely that he saw his color and background as obstacles to overcome. Once. which he rarely shed thereafter.” he said. endorsed. “Naw. press conferences. in the first year. He had married his old girlfriend from San Francisco. He‟d let me be the bad guy. „This is a pain. There were some takes that would come out with a black accent.J. to whisper in the ears of clients spontaneous compliments about their third-quarter earnings. which was the way Simpson wanted it to be. asked Simpson if the woman sitting beside him was his wife.” Film crews would have to reshoot the ads because of this speech “problem. she was privately asking for divorce. He never did. and a son.J.” said Mark Morris. The ads were hugely successful for Hertz. “He never looked at himself as an Afro-American. O. “He would literally sign autographs so much that he would have to get up and walk away because his hand would just cramp. singing. An advertising executive who worked with Hertz recalled that “in the early days. Simpson was so elated that he ran through every room of the house.” said Thalman. however. He decorated the house as a shrine.003-yard season. He loved being the focus of attention. the next year. played in Buffalo.” 6 . Marguerite Whitley. Burgdoerfer recalls meeting Simpson for drinks at the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York in the mid-‟70s. Arnelle. “He once told me that when you are labeled a superstar you must be a superstar everyday and in everything you do. Simpson excused himself and returned with a blazer. swimming pool – in the late ‟70s. As he dashed through the airport in a three-piece suit. Beverly Hills real-estate agent Elaine Young remembers Simpson‟s reaction when she sold him his “dream house” – 5. then Hertz‟s executive vice president for worldwide marketing. But he did not forget that he was an outsider. He wanted to get every detail right and hated to be shown up in any way. two years later.
– it was white or nothing. Simpson was smug about his womanizing. it was five years before the next one – a woofer called “Hambone and Hillie. There are conflicting reports about the level of his drug use – from occasional to regular.‟s problem was “severe” and that his moods swung with his dosage. California types. This was the Los Angeles of the mid-1980s and Simpson traveled with the lotus-eaters. and she enraged O. was close enough. as one source put it. O. “Most womanizers I know go for any woman. “She‟s my sister.. a woman – any woman – publicly yelling at you is just too much to deal with and very insulting.” Asked by a New York Daily News reporter the same year what he considered sexy in a woman.” he told People magazine in 1977. Calif.J. A black actress who worked with Simpson on the TV docu-drama “Roots” recalled seeing him around town “so happy-go-lucky with his young white wife.” “I mean.J.” Nicole was not shy herself. “nobody stood around and watched. That was a bubble bound to burst. almost taunting Simpson. Simpson met the 18year-old homecoming princess in 1977 while she was waitressing at a Rodeo Drive disco. and Simpson left to join ABC. “Groupies would have been a problem in my youth. NBC didn‟t renew the contract. My wife knows I‟m under control. After living together for six years. and Marguerite‟s baby daughter. but not O.J. and was quoted at the time as saying that he hadn‟t known his little girl very well. to sell films to NBC. O. According to several former and current pro athletes interviewed by NEWSWEEK. was being held together by PR men (literally: in 1975.J. In 1978.” Simpson‟s world offered plenty of opportunities to wander. The cycle escalated and became openly confrontational. The party was pretty low-key so it got everyone‟s attention. “I never saw O. Orenthal Productions. connect with a sister. he was seen at decorous orgies where. After an action flick called “Firepower” in 1979. he had set up his own company. Someone. “I have been shoved out of the way.J. when I was insecure and needed to prove something. now that is inspiring. they were married in 1985 and had their first child eight months later.” Nicole Brown. had to have “the upper hand. but they left moments later. … I‟m in love with Farrah FawcettMajors‟ looks. Simpson blamed Marguerite. Simpson was also beginning to fade. drowned in their swimming pool. Blond. from “jazzed” to down. she looked impressive on his arm as they arrived at a party in Beverly Hills or Brentwood.” Two sources also witnessed Simpson snorting cocaine at parties.” Simpson told an interviewer a decade ago.” Simpson said of Eastwood early in 1980. Nicole told friends that O. He had given up trying to be Dustin Hoffman. off-again marriage. he said.J. Then she just snapped and went over to him and yelled „You aren‟t s--t.” Giggling. He separated from Marguerite a year later – about the time he and Nicole began living together.” Simpson was losing control of more than his marriage by the mid-1980s. By then the on-again.he replied. usually white blondes. the attendant fell into his lap. “To see a guy who virtually couldn‟t get work here become in a few years someone who can get all he can handle but has total control of what he does.” said Marguerite. a nubile teenager from Dana Point. where he had a brief and unsuccessful stint on “Monday Night Football. from a black male‟s perspective. Aaren. was really burning up and led her outside. all I could remember was the black wife I met him with years ago and how sad she looked then.” As a movie actor. was on his usual prowl and Nicole seemed to be cool about it for a while.” 7 . Just as the divorce came through. by flirting with other men.J. let‟s say I‟m more selective. but Nicole‟s friends say that she was just fighting back in the only way she knew how. Some accounts say she was brazen. well dressed. an actor who had remade his own career by making his own movies. The NBA player recalled a party at a beach house in Malibu: “O. whom they regarded as a gold digger with “an attitude.‟ along with some other choice words. “Health and innocence.” said one NBA player who ran with Simpson on the party circuit. Simpson tried to follow the model. Nicole threatened Simpson‟s desire for control. pretty clothes and fancy cars. But not everyone was fooled. He later credited Nicole with helping him get through the transition from football to show business. Simpson‟s lawyer Robert Shapiro has denied that Simpson took drugs. His new model in Hollywood was Clint Eastwood. but after four successful made-for-TV movies.” He Had to Have “the Upper Hand” Simpson‟s black friends were wary of Nicole. “I don‟t believe in equality in a relationship. and they started dating immediately.” said a pro-basketball player who often saw the two spar with each other at parties. pushed and stepped on by more than one beautiful woman. There is no dispute about his appetite for women. Marguerite delayed filing for divorce because she feared the impact on Simpson‟s commercial appeal). Simpson answered. “Now that I‟m older.
He spent far more time at the Riviera Country Club.J. a longtime Riviera member. at that moment. they still got En Vogue pumping on the stereo and ribs in the oven. “He seemed genuinely appalled” by wife abuse. Alvin Poussaint. where he spent long days playing gin rummy and golf with an assortment of old USC boosters and showbiz execs. He clung to the fact that. Du Bois in “The Souls of Black Folk” nearly a century ago – the higher he reached for trappings of the white world. Fed up with O. Simpson blithely waved them away “It‟s my car. as he put it. riots destroyed his profitable Pioneer Chicken franchise). he was used to play golf with corporate clients.” But his earning power was. though –significantly. he knew that he was never going to make it as an actor.” The now infamous 911 call at 3:30 a. recalled to The Washington Post how he would tease Simpson about USC‟s poor basketball teams. she left Simpson in March of ‟92. “You sonuvabitch!” O. “That whole golfing country-club s--t was really tripping.B. I‟m a personality. “I got two women and I don‟t want that woman in my bed anymore!” Then he tried to talk the cops out of arresting him. He would promise to appear at community centers or youth programs in South-Central Los Angeles. “I don‟t consider myself an actor. He was. Simpson continued to struggle with the “twoness” described by W..J. 8 . “He‟s going to kill me! He‟s going to kill me!” Clinging to a policeman.” Simpson appeared outside. “On the golf course. professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Simpson eventually admitted to a “mutual wrestling-type altercation” and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of spousal battery. “and so cordial and so charming. on New Year‟s Day 1989 was harder to cover up.” he told Sports Illustrated. He even offered to help. an almost-all-white bastion of glitz (initiation fee: $75.” says Dr. Simpson often appeared at tony charity events and had visited so many sick kids in the hospital that he began referring to himself as “the Angel of Death. We‟ve never been more in love. “I told O.” said an NBA player who knows Simpson. he fled in his blue Bentley. Sandy Condello. if he would appear at a celebrity golf tournament to raise money for the cause.” But he did not give much back to African-American causes. O. The police pointed to the bruises and cuts on his wife‟s face and told him to get dressed.” he reportedly said. He wanted to avoid a trial. who tend to be deferential to celebrities in Los Angeles. Hertz kept him on as a spokesman after Nicole. Hertz was no longer featuring him in ads. if his life can be called that. he had to put up with white condescension.” At the same time. By 1992.J. said Condello. There‟s no problem here. when someone makes a racial joke. When the police arrived. losing his proudest possession. Nicole ran screaming from the house in her bra. but she still asked O.” but “you never do anything about him. the photos of a battered Nicole would not look good in the tabloids. his wife. perhaps – never did.E. she bitterly complained that she had called the police “eight times. would say. if you get upset and angry it threatens your position in that world. “This is a case of the media picking on a celebrity. “You‟ve been out eight times before and now you‟re going to arrest me for this?” he scoffed. knew about the incident. told Hertz executives.m. Life returned to normal. but his purchase on fame was beginning to slip. for which he received a wrist-slap fine and a brief stint of community service. “He‟s Going to Kill Me! He‟s Going to Kill Me!” It is not clear when the first call to the police came. yelling.J. he had made a series of bad loans and investments (the L.‟s abuse and his womanizing.000). Tom Kelly. “If you would just wander down into the ghetto and find a seven-foot-tall black kid who could get the benefit of a USC education! But you don‟t even know where blacks live anymore!” And O. Barkley and Jordan do it. who had not wanted to press charges.J.J. which means I‟m somebody today and the highlight of my career isn‟t behind me. Other blacks resented him for it. really thought he was white. An Orange County battered-women‟s advocate. Instead. the more he distanced himself from his beginnings. would smile when he said that. but when you follow them home. “It‟s a classic story in the history of our country. allowed Simpson and his PR men to keep the ugly scenes out of the press.” Friends chose to forget. then bow out at the last moment. But from reports leaked last June. yelling.about a man and his dog.. “I‟m O. you talk to him then leave. it‟s clear that Simpson shattered the windshield of Nicole‟s car with a baseball bat sometime in 1985. “I‟ll handle this.A. Good luck and some sloppiness by police.J. What‟s underneath the darkies‟ smile?” Simpson was trying to keep smiling.” It was a triumph of denial. Mostly. as pitchman and sports commentator. Simpson was still a familiar face on TV. Though he still earned a million dollars a year. “I mean.
who. But she couldn‟t.” She complained that O. and he was not invited to their celebratory dinner at Mezzaluna. “I can‟t believe you would do that in this house. Simpson and she‟s still my wife. and Nicole clearly wanted to talk.J.J. I watched you. Simpson boasted. Nicole apparently meant it this time. and even found a steady girlfriend in Paula Barbieri. Forward advised her to cut off all contact with Simpson.” Barbieri surprised him with her independence.J. of beating her. What he did over the next few hours will be revealed by a murder trial. Simpson began to follow her. he got in his Rolls-Royce and drove to McDonald‟s.J.” But her friends say that she was really a homebody who took care of her own children rather than rely on nannies like other Beverly Hills matrons.” Nicole pleads with the operator. who seemed stunned and depressed in the days after the murder. “looks like Julia Roberts. The next day he was scheduled to play another round of golf with Hertz clients at the Mission Hills Country Club outside Chicago. Simpson. staring hard announced.” said Simpson. She grabbed Garvey‟s sleeve and wouldn‟t let go. they briefly reconciled. and a sad one from the man who spent his whole life trying to make people remember his name. He even cracked a joke when he called the friend from prison by telephone. In the afternoon he went to see one of his daughters in a dance recital. Nicole had a “deer caught in the headlights” look.” His jealous ranting showed up on another 911 tape on Oct. Garvey had written a book about being abused. She was relieved to keep a messier house after O.J. “At times she‟ll even direct the conversation. It was already an old joke. “You‟re on the jury!” said Simpson with a laugh. he told a reporter. but he did not speak to Nicole.Simpson was beside himself when she began to date another man.” Nicole said. on one occasion. she curled up on Forward‟s couch as if she were “reliving” Simpson‟s blows. Simpson continued to see other women. sit down at a restaurant and see him staring across the room. author of “Men Who Hate Women & the Women Who Love Them. She danced at discos and drove a Ferrari with the license plate L84AD8 – “Late for a date..” She would look out the window and he would be there in the bushes. is feeling better. “It‟s the first time I had to make concessions to another schedule.J. “I watched you last night. Haltingly and tearfully. Nicole was trying to put together her own life. 25. “I admire how you‟ve raised your children. which is weird for me. a Victoria‟s Secret model.” Accustomed to being waited on. At times over the past year. Then she caught herself and her eyes darted around to see if anyone was watching her. Garvey says.” he said. but in May they broke off again. On the afternoon of June 12.” He followed the couple home and apparently peered through the window while they engaged in oral sex. Traci Adell. and started to cry. according to a close friend. He taunts Nicole for calling the “police” and screams profanities at her. Stockholm Syndrome – an emotional bond between the hostages and their captors which is frequently observed when the hostages are held for a long time under emotionally straining circumstances. who had been fastidious. he leaned over the table at a restaurant where Nicole and Zlomsowitch were having dinner and.” Simpson told Nicole. The name derives from the instance when it was first publicly noted. “O. who?” asked the friend. the ex-wife of Los Angeles Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey. “It‟s the Stockholm syndrome*. “Who‟s there?” asked the friend. Simpson‟s careful diction is gone. Nicole had called the police after Simpson had kicked in the French doors at the back of the house. at a shopping mall. He did not have much to look forward to. On the tape. “Knock knock. * 9 . “I‟m O. whom he had called after seeing her in a centerfold. She told Garvey that no one would believe her if she accused O. Nicole stopped Cynthia Garvey. would “show up everywhere. and vowed to stop taking gifts from Simpson. He told her that he was weary and needed a break. she returned a sapphire-and-diamond bracelet. Keith Zlomsowitch. She Had a „Deer Caught in the Headlights‟ Look In December of last year. Instead. an executive of the Mezzaluna restaurant chain. when a group of hostages was held by robbers in a Stockholm bank for five days. But she never pressed charges. 1993. Simpson flirted with a Playboy Playmate of the Month.” “O. According to Zlomsowitch‟s grand jury testimony. “He‟s going to beat the s--t out of me. A year earlier Nicole had called on psychologist Susan Forward.” says Forward. But he never stopped wanting Nicole back.
Translation Practice a) Provide Russian contextual equivalents for the following expressions from the text: to give an inspirational chat.‟s jealous abuse with her body language.” she fumed to Cora Fischman. Sometimes the strain broke through. moods swung with one’s dosage from “jazzed” to down. Born in Germany.‟s life before she could really start her own.. наглый. his purchase on fame was beginning to slip. O.‟s double life also made her a walking contradiction. she‟s been portrayed as a man-baiter. Nicole also feared that O. she put her Brentwood place up for rent in early June – three days before her death. одобрить. Forward had urged her to cut off all contact with O. He threatened to report her to the IRS for not paying capital gains on last year‟s of her San Francisco condo. ликовать. in high school she bummed the beaches clocking time with college guys. Though the tabloids have screamed about 10 . Nicole grew up a suburban kid in Orange County. поклясться сделать что-либо. Simpson. too. to shy away from the spotlight. the colliding impressions suggest that O. Several years ago Nicole pounced from a Mercedes as O. to give much back to something. Most of her friends didn‟t know the seriousness of the abuse. joked about her “budget” and dated other men.J. boosters and showbiz execs. one of the women. бесстыдный. and eventually gave her father a job. square meals. In 1992.‟s pals saw someone else – “a typical blonde with more attitude than brains. who told Nicole that her own husband had an “anger-management problem”.J.J. стараться доставить удовольствие. кривые ноги. He wants his kids‟ mother to go to jail. Early last year Nicole and Rose started seeing the same West Hollywood therapist.J. she wasn‟t perfect enough.” said one. “Look at this guy. Sydney.” said her friend Ron Hardy. to cash in with smb. отказываться в последний момент. window-shopped with two women on Rodeo Drive. 8. an action flick. was too critical of their daughter. in a white Ferrari. grinding days of nonstop meet-and-greets. болеть рахитом. “Nicole had to be perfect. “Nicole could eat ground glass for breakfast. haltingly and tearfully. угождать. Nicole scaled back her shopping. to be shoved out of the way by smb. постоянная девушка. O. домосед. but could wait on him hand and foot and have his children. his rancorous jealousy. relentless ambition and savvy. “She was just ballistic. centerfold. he suggested that Nicole was inviting O. сделать несколько неудачных вложений.J. glitz. the superstar quickly became the dominant fact of her existence – and she molded herself to his. wasn‟t going to make it easy.” quipped another who met her soon after she had started dating O.J. With O.A. pitchman. But she quit after their second meeting. вызывать искреннее отвращение.J. But O. to break off. Though she liked to work up a sweat on the dance floor and drink tequila. When she met O. Her family had early misgivings about the interracial relationship. пошутить. Nicole entered a dazzling world of wealth. Nicole seemed determined to halt even those. travel and partying in the überculture of celebrities. to be a bubble bound to burst. We were scared to death.J.” says Jennifer Young. “She looked like a Barbie doll. But even when she left.. In the weeks before her death. she didn‟t go far – her Brentwood town house was two miles away and there were still more reconciliation attempts. charmed them. NEWSWEEK has learned. Calif. thinking it would solve her tax problems. поддержать. вступительный взнос. later a close friend. b) Provide English contextual equivalents for the following expressions from the text: странное желание. an air-headed party girl who flitted around L. Text B Looking Forward to Being Nicole By Paul O’Donnell and Patricia King In the tabloids.. her jogging buddy. she had turned for help to battered-women specialist Susan Forward. to direct the conversation. dance recital.” said Patricia Rose. She was building a new life – jogging up to 25 miles a week and enjoying being noticed as Nicole. and his violence. and even when she was perfect. not Mrs. She dropped out of the group – only after 14 expensive sessions. to cling to the fact. “Her kids were the most important thing in her life.” said Rose. Her friends remember a mom in a Jeep Cherokee sticky from slurping children. but O. a pill popper. She was swept up in O. said Fischman. to be smug about one’s womanizing. актер эпизодических ролей. though the price was putting up with his wandering eye. She clicked with southern California teendom.J. to pick on a celebrity. dropdead gorgeous. and Nicole couldn‟t bear to. напряженный график. to have “a deer caught in the headlights” look. but they recognized that she was under pressure.J.J.J.J. a woofer. Friends can‟t be sure whether it was the violence or the women that finally prompted her to divorce him. Whoever the real Nicole was. to feature somebody in ads.
The Simpson Case A look at legal strategy. those were passing flings. the exact anniversary of the day in 1995 in which Simpson was cleared of the horrendous double murder. 2008 Simpson was sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison with the possibility of parole in about 9 years. assault with a deadly weapon. first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon (which carries possible life sentence). Even so. Simpson‟s 1989 arrest for spousal battery and the 911 calls in 1993. Passion defense. Simpson stood trial for the slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. highly publicized criminal trial. He was found guilty of all charges on October 3. The book. jurors were inclined to lean over backward to give him a break. but to date he has paid little of the $33. “It was a testing of the waters. In that defense.J. Initially there were no eyewitnesses (some questioned the legal value of the testimony of one woman who said she had seen Simpson near the crime scene. In September 2007. In 1997. a default judgment against Simpson was awarded for their wrongful deaths in civil court by a jury. conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Simpson‟s lawyers might have opted. But it was too early. He was sentenced to a minimum of 9 years imprisonment for the kidnapping charge. largely due to the perception that Simpson was trying to profit from the two deaths for which he had been found liable. Nevada and subsequently charged with numerous felonies. coercion with use of a deadly weapon. Simpson was getting more than 100 letters a day in jail. Follow up Simpson was acquitted of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Goldman after a lengthy. Because battered women are often too frightened to file charges. for a “crime of passion” defense. the rumored evidence of premeditation. legal experts said. including robbery with a deadly weapon. Garcetti halted release of more police tapes or records in the case to avoid the appearance of trying Simpson‟s case in the press. experts warned. But in the case of someone as celebrated as O. was withdrawn by the publisher just before its release. the Nevada Supreme Court denied a request for bail during Simpson's appeal. A source cited by The National Enquirer described the If I Did It's account of the double murder as "so detailed and chillingly realistic – with O. freeway flight and despondency – could bolster a crime-of-passion defense.“handsome hunks” since her death. That all meant the real legal battle over Simpson‟s fate took place in court in public. as she reportedly sold her story) and no murder weapon.” She never got the chance. Simpson pleaded not guilty to two charges of first-degree murder.5 million judgment due to California law that prevents pensions from being used to satisfy judgments. that was the central question." The book was later released by the Goldman family and the title of the book was expanded to If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer. A judge stopped the work of a grand jury for fear its decisions had been influenced by the massive press coverage. as the central figure – that it leaves no doubt it is a confession of what really happened. burglary with a firearm. And prosecutors denied the existence of a bloody ski mask. a pattern of violence is rarely provable. Simpson. He is now serving his sentence as Nevada Department of 11 . after he apparently bashed in a door at Nicole Simpson‟s house. as well as other charges and convictions that rendered concurrent prison sentences. In October 2010. the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed his convictions. But lawyers said the viciousness of the assault and his behavior after he had been charged – his suicidal note. The law said jurors must believe that a crime-of-passion killer‟s actions had been those of a “reasonable man”. which purports to be a first-person fictional account of the murder had he actually committed it. Even before the civil trial. He gained further notoriety in late 2006 when he wrote a book titled If I Did It. Simpson faced more legal troubles as he was arrested in Las Vegas.” said Hardy.J. Was it a who-done-it or a why-did-he-do-it? When – and if – O. the defendant is often portrayed as a longsuffering partner who finally snaps. and conspiracy to commit a crime.J. there had been considerable public sentiment that Simpson had gotten away with murder. That possibility wasn‟t lost on Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti. who spent much time trying to peel away Simpson‟s football-hero veneer. Potentially damaging forensic evidence reportedly continued to surface. a favorite of batterers allegedly turned murderous. were provoking. On September 4. 2009. On December 5. If I Did It ignited a storm of pre-publication controversy. conspiracy to commit robbery. 2008. “She was looking forward to being Nicole.
's favorite song? A: 'I Used to Love Her But I Had to Kill Her' by Guns 'n' Roses. "Mr. отбывать срок. What facts from O. a calcium and vitamin D deficit. обжалование приговора.’s life lead to believe that he was potentially capable of committing a murder? 2.J. you go away for life. Are there (m)any obvious and hidden social and psychological reasons for his violence? The two most obvious ones? a) Is it in any way rooted in his childhood? to grow up in a black ghetto. Q: Did you hear about the new Hertz commercial? A: O. to become vogue (1974). to be oblivious to one‟s colour. to report smb to the IRS. Simpson's lawyer objected to O. to click with smb. a poor housing project. Isn't that something? You kill two people. conspiracy to commit robbery.J. сократить. to clock time with smb. after a long history of slavery and oppression? “being black is a non-issue with him”. c) BUT: can we say that it is more likely that he saw his colour and background as obstacles to overcome? to try to pass as a white person. First. though he never admitted it? Aren’t all black people. место преступления. a testing of the waters.J. being held without bail. has been charged with 10 felonies.J. to catch his plane for Chicago. 2. coercion. to ignite a storm of pre-publication contoversy. b) Provide English contextual equivalents for the following expressions from the text: противоречивое впечатление. He was released on a $125. to steal food from warehouses. судебные улики. пожизненное заключение. a walking contradiction. to get away with murder. capital gains on smb’s incomes. to suffer from rickets. to give smb a break.‟s persona: 1. then you stab it with a knife." Jay Leno 5. to be always in trouble. to gain further notoriety. Simpson. The rental agent is frantically running after him yelling. jumping over seats and babies in strollers. you get nothing – but steal your own football jersey. Simpson breakfast special? A: It's eggs. abandoned at the age of 5 by his father.J. с правом помилования. not to espouse being a black person.” Jimmy Kimmel 4. признать виновным (2). a pill-popper.Corrections inmate #1027820 at the Lovelock Correctional Center. to play the race card. to bolster a “crime of passion” defense. to do a pretty good amount of fighting. If he was anyone but O.000 bail today in Las Vegas. d) How did he try to overcome those obstacles. орудие убийства. poor. Q: Did you hear about the new O. to use one‟s skin to one‟s advantage. "O. Q: What is O. Simpson.. a member of a gang.J. преднамеренный характер преступления. признание подсудимого виновным. then you get the runs. including robbery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping. He could get life in prison for all this. Here is a couple of the multitude of jokes about O. steak and prune juice. He said if he was anyone besides O. drop-dead gorgeous.J..J. to have misgivings about interracial relationship. to get whupped by his mother with anything she could find (a belt. you forgot your bloody glove!" Translation Practice a) Provide Russian contextual equivalents for the following expressions from the text: a man-baiter. Comprehension and Discussion Guide 1. b) Was he sensitive to his colour. he'd be serving life for double murder right now. to become “more white”? 12 . 'Communication Breakdown' by Led Zeppelin 'Run to the Hills' by Iron Maiden 3.J. Mr. a bottle). he would have been released by now. you beat it.J. показания. "O.J. an air-headed party girl. O. is seen running through the airport. is back on the loose. оправдать (2).
socialyzer. to look ahead. Clint Eastwood. to be loose. to disguise one‟s inner life. “What‟s underneath the darkies‟ smile. а “dream house” – 5. the Number One company. Simpson to overtly challenge his race and set out to win the world of white success? a famous baseball player. wandering eye. businessman. to be selling out. if you get upset or angry. e) Did he maintain any ties with his own “brothers” and “sisters”? not to give much back to the African-American cause. on the move. c) What helped him to become a famous public persona? Personal qualities? a big time co-operator. to sign autographs so that his hand would cramp. to sign autographs. to be on the prowl. that equality of races? Or was it sort of a hidden inferiority complex rooted in his colour and background that made him run that "Superstar marathon" all his life to prove he was someone he really wasn't? self-imposed pressure. pretty clothes. was a person who went out of his way to please everybody. to be juiced up. a lower class accent. a perfectionist. black accent. to anticipate eventualities not to lose fame d) What are the component parts of his success? a great footballer. everybody‟s buddy. to earn $ 1 million a year. a bubble bound to burst. to be selective. rancorous/ranting jealousy. to whisper compliments in smb‟s ears. always moving around. to enjoy fame and popularity. His real self: in real fact. to give fat tips to smb. to travel with the lotus-eaters.’s story one of the classic success stories which symbolise the notorious “American democracy”? a) Who inspired O. Is O. wild parties. a smiley face. to cruise bars. travel and partying. a white wife – his proudest possession. to be coached to flatter clients.000.752 square feet. to run the 100 in 9. California type blondes. a Hall of Famer and everybody‟s buddy. a Superstar. not to be as articulate as now. to build up false images. to give high-fives to smb.J.9 seconds at high school. producer. not to be able to say “no” to anybody.J. to be a model family man. to philander. to have a diction problem. Medical School). grinding days of nonstop meets-and-greets. a TV personality. to follow the model. charisma.” (Harvard. to be the “good guy”. a happy-go-lucky guy. a strict double standard on philandering. to stay out of trouble. the revealing choice of the USC – a considerable TV profile. wasn’t he? But what sort of person was he at 13 . to be the “face” man. a smiley/ joking/ polite face. to prize discipline. Was violence part of his double life? a) Who initiated the divorce in his first marriage? to look sad. 4) O. decorous orgies. not to get involved. golf rounds. to create a more pleasing self. to play long hours with Hertz clients and business execs‟. second-great footballer in US history. to dream to become as good an actor as Dustin Hoffman. personal charm. fancy cars. not educated. cocktail parties. to have to go to speech school to work at one‟s intonation and pronunciation of certain words.” 3. black athletes stood out. e) But wasn't it in a way a self-delusion on his part. real addiction – white women (blondes). actor. wasn’t it? What was his real self? Was he “the face man”? Did he lead a double life? “twoness”. to drink an occasional beer with Hertz execs. initiation fee $75. a TV and Hollywood celebrity. sexy girls.J. to watch with envy and (admiration) fascination. to be free to roam. “On the golf course when someone makes a racial joke. to delay the divorce. to fear the impact on his commercial appeal.J. it threatens your position in that world. a dazzling world of wealth. a member of a fashionable country club (“Rivera Country Club”) – an almost all-white bastion of glitz. choice of college – revealing. “The higher he reached the trappings of the white world. to resent smb. Professor of Psychiatry. to be impressed by smb‟s mansion in an affluent part of town. a happy-go-lucky guy. f) Did he realise he was an outsider in the white world? to put up with white condescension. not to wear casual clothes. 5. to have to reshoot the ads. It‟s a classic story. to keep up the façade. not black enough.an effort to rise above the race. b) What did he aspire to achieve in life? to make a great career as a ballplayer. strong connections to Hollywood. to privately work for a divorce. to land/to wind up in a gilded no man‟s land. to indulge in drugs and random sex. to give an inspirational chat. to hide one‟s real identity. to have a relentless ambition. His public image: to be warm/ congenial/ cordial/ charming/ gracious. a “beast” (1st wife). a high lifer. to be a gifted athlete. to womanize. to be genuinely appalled by wife abuse. to be a spokesman of Hertz. to have an array of rich and famous friends. unlaced in matters of sex.’s public image was at variance with his real self. the more he distanced himself from his beginnings”. b) O. always smiling. healthy and innocent. smooth talker.
We‟ve never been more in love. to make reconciliation attempts. Nicole finally left him. to look down on women. I‟ll handle it. impudent and conceited. off-again marriage. 9. couldn‟t bear to break with smb. to wait on smb hand and foot. “It‟s the first time I had to make concessions to another schedule. Why did he get off free for so long? sloppiness by the police. d) What was the motivation O. to fight back. she was never perfect enough for him. How did she try to solve the problem? to go to a psychologist/ psychotherapist. How long was the trial held? What was the verdict? What impact did it have on the American society? Why do the majority of the white Americans question the justice of the verdict? Has the racial problem been solved or is it still an acute problem always ready to explode in America? Vocabulary Exercises Ex. to take care of the children.” 8. but he would go after her. Someone has to have the upper hand”. an on-again. happy-go-lucky g) offensive words or religious words used in a way that shows you do not respect 14 . How was he penalized for it? a celebrity and justice.J. a crime of passion c) pleasant in a way that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed 4. to call the police. to receive a wrist-slap fine. 14. to want smb back. to avoid trial. to shatter the windshield of Nicole‟s car. to flirt. the strain. a severe problem. to break through. to beat. his moods swung with his dosage from “jazzed” to down. 1. “I don‟t believe in equality in a relationship.J. fastidious e) a short noisy argument 6. How long did the violence last? When did Nicole first call the police? 10. countries etc become friendly with each other again after quarrelling 2. Simpson offered? “I‟m O. 13. to have a steady girlfriend. Simpson and she‟s still my wife”. to go ballistic a) a situation in which two people. to relive the blows. the Stockholm syndrome.home? to serve his masters and their clients as best he could. c) Did Nicole’s resistance provoke O. a tyrant at home. no matter how hard Nicole tried to be perfect. desire for power and control. Why didn’t Nicole press charges against him? Was she sure nobody would believe if she accused him of beating her? Did she cover him up? Why? “This is a case of the media picking on a celebrity. to be surprised with one‟s independence. At times she‟ll even direct a conversation. propensity d) a way of behaving that hides your real feelings 5. to be under constant pressure. to be a dictator. a brief stint of community service. 12. to advise to cut off contact with smb. to leak from reports. to blithely wave the police away: “It‟s my car. congenial f) a short and not very serious relationship 7. a perfectionist. 7. On what particular occasion was it harder to cover up? to hush up the matter. a steady girlfriend. to be deferential to celebrities in Los Angeles. to break the windshield of one‟s car.” 11. fastidious about how the house was kept. to kick in the doors. ballistic. to snap b) to suddenly become very angry 3. 1. to allow one‟s PR men to keep the ugly scenes out of the press. O.J. bruises and cuts. drug addiction.J. a homebody. to snap. to be arrested. to build a new life. Match the words and word combinations in the left column with the correct definition in the right column. to kick in. finally had to admit to a mutual wrestling type altercation and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour count of spousal battery. bruises and cuts on one‟s face. to have a deer in the headlights look. to be still more aggressive? to become openly confrontational. to womanize.”. wouldn’t he? Why? to try to put one‟s life together. to scream profanities at smb.
The Simpson acquittal may make 2) … think they can get away with it. walking jealousy colliding pressure passing contradiction rancorous orgies misdemeanor count death self-imposed impressions stabbing of spousal battery decorous flings B to keep up to indulge to have to have to scream to go to be televised to press to set out 10. altercation l) a natural tendency to behave in a particular way 13. Match the attribute (A) and the verb (B) on the left with nouns or phrases on the right. indelible images battered women coverage positive signs battering men physically abused an abuser domestic abuse issue criminal justice system batterer treatment beat me heightened awareness Violence Against Women chilling message to convict wife-beating endure devastating batterers domestic violence The Simpson trial made the nation think about 1) … . to pounce n) enjoying life and not worrying about things 15. some domestic violence victims and experts say. making use of the focus vocabulary. after waiting to attack them 12. to mold k) to suddenly move forward and attack someone or something. fling m) giving and careful attention to detail. profanities God or holy things h) to say something quickly in an angry way i) a crime. oblivious o) to fit closely to the shape of something.8. caused by sexual jealousy j) not knowing about or not noticing something that is happening around you 11. reconciliation a double standard on profanities charges against ballistic nationally the upper hand the façade to create in drugs Ex. Use each word only once. 3. In the 16 months since Nicole 15 . façade 9. especially murder. 2. hard to please. Read the text below and fill each blank with suitable words or word combinations in the box. or to make something fit closely Ex. excessively concerned with cleanliness 14.
Worst of all. a) was struck b) was battered c) was hit 3. Simpson married. all the time. Neighbors heard him screaming threats and 5) … . "People will think (that) if you can get away with murder. Then local laws were passed that "without the Simpson case would have gotten lost. regularly. A year ago." Still. Nicole's sister." says Roberta Cooper Ramo. since her sister‟s death has waged an unrelenting campaign in 15) … domestic abuse.4. 4) … Nicole in bars and restaurants. revelations that her husband 3) … her have drawn unprecedented attention to the national problem of domestic violence. While the case shed an intimidating light on many16) …. thereby continuing the 14) … of violence." And violent men may take the verdict to mean. Congress passed the 6) … Act. answering her 911 calls. The Brown family saw photographs of her battered face following the 6) … 1989 New Year's Day beating. it also may send a message that would be 11) … to battered women. and escalates into 18) … abuse . "They may conclude the 12) … can't or won't protect them. after all. Although the Simpson case "did increase awareness of 10) … overall." In 15) … groups." But experts see 17) … . saw a beaten and frightened Nicole and had no doubt that O. D.Brown Simpson's murder. Nicole's therapist. there were red warning flags in their 12) … marriage. 'That case has no bearing on the likelihood of your success. Simpson was not put in 10) … . Shelley Levitt: "There were. it also furnished some with a threat: "I'll O. 4. but the 3) … of battering were extraordinarily high. many witnesses to the 1) … in the Simpson marriage. 1995.J.J. In 1994.J." says Sabrina. 1.J. that often starts with 17) … and emotional abuse. news 14) … of domestic violence was abundant." Friends and family members say O. was her 7) … . It forces the nation to debate. a) curses a) shameful a) culprit a) intervention a) place b) ribaldry b) infamous b) perpetrator b) interference b) task force 16 c) obscenities c) disgraceful c) tormentor c) assistance c) unit . 7. Moran called it "a waste of time" that the prosecution depicted Simpson as 9) … and played a 911 tape of him shouting as his wife begged for help." But during the trial. case. it's a freak. Friends and family didn't 11) … him. you. Susan Forward.. "One of the most amazing things to me when you study the Simpson case is that it appeared 8) … failed at every level.J. is the number of children who 20) … the abuse. "If a woman walks into my office and says.500 women a year who die from it. Nicole Simpson's one-time counselor. "We can do anything and society isn't going 13) … us.' I'd tell her. Choose the correct option from the list that follows. 6. associate director of the Chicago Abused Women Coalition.J. she adds. including promoting 16) … and education. Hopefully.C. attorney Gloria Allred predicted this case would "be to the 7) … what Anita Hill was to sexual harassment. fears that sends a 20) … . Simpson's 8) … was buried and largely disregarded. a conference manager in suburban Washington. a) cases b) incidents c) occasions 4." Ex. 9. Susan Forward. Such 4) … is bound to help some of the estimated 2 million women a year who 5) … domestic violence and the 1. Nicole's story will help women in 13) … situations to recognize and break the 14) … of violence. 8. you can sure as hell get away with beating your wife." says Joan Zorza of the National Center on Women and Family Law." Even before Nicole Brown and O. and lobbying in Congress for more legislative support. advocates for battered women say testimony about O. who runs that city's domestic violence 9) … . "Police didn't write reports when they went to the house. "At least Nicole left us with something. therapists heard some men acknowledge their Jekyll-and-Hyde behavior for the first time. She says that her goal is "to break the 14) … of violence. Brown added. called police or sought restraining orders saying they feared ending up "like Nicole. a lot of women called hot lines.. I'm not saying 24 hours a day." experts say." says Olga Becker. a) humiliated b) punished c) abased 5. Denise Brown. When the case opened. 'My husband 18) … but I don't think I can get a conviction because of the O. it remains a 19) … secret. the nation comes away with 19) … of Nicole Simpson's battered face . claims: “She 2) … incessantly." And while it claims countless women's lives. a) disorderly conduct b) maltreatment c) abuse 2. The police. president of the American Bar Association.and no murderer behind bars. "Major professional groups in the United States now see we have to work together. Dr. which is this issue coming out to the public. It's an outlier." says San Diego deputy city attorney Casey Gwinn. Simpson juror Brenda Moran seemed to confirm that view Oct.
called Lee "a very impressive gentleman. it was apparent 7) … some courtroom observers that jury members were showing more empathy 8) … the Simpson family than 9) … the families of the victims. Simpson's daughter Arnelle took 5) … the stand as the first defense witness. allowed the defense evidence. a) dramatic 20. and provided what seemed to be a plausible justification 30) … questioning the prosecution's key physical evidence. rubbed it 27) … Nicole's blood. and finally to suggest that the key physical evidence 4) … Simpson was either contaminated or planted. but rather a soft-spoken Chinese-American forensic expert named Henry Lee that won Simpson his acquittal. an aspiring screenwriter from North Carolina. a) prison 11. a) abusive 14. Amanda Cooley. As successful as it turned 10) … to be. – 12) … looking like Tarzan – was 13) … about as good of a condition as "Tarzan's grandfather" and suffered 14) … arthritis and other problems. a) awareness 17. a) circle 15. as a prosecution witness. raise doubts 3) … the prosecution's timeline. the defense wanted the jury to hear selected portions of her tapes. Lee had solid credentials. was to undermine the prosecution's evidence concerning motive. who not only used the offensive racial slur. Laura Hart McKinny. J. 6) … the time Simpson's mother finished her testimony. had hired Fuhrman to consult 21) … her 22) … police issues 23) … a script she was writing. testified that O. the prosecution produced a video taken shortly before the murders." Another juror agreed. suggest Simpson was physically incapable 2) … committing the crime. his suggestion that shoe print evidence suggested more than one assailant. Jury forewoman.5. a) confront 12. 1995. On July 10." He might have. Ito's decision opened the door 25) … the defense to offer its rather fantastic theory that Fuhrman took a glove 26) … the Bundy crime scene. have been Fuhrman. denied using the word "nigger. Eunice Simpson. called the "Dream Team" 1) … the media. but disclosed that he had sometimes planted evidence to help secure convictions. Judge Ito. as Christopher Darden speculated 33) … the trial. describing Lee 34) … "the most credible witness. McKinny taped her interviews 24) … Fuhrman. Needless to say. and his simple conclusion 32) … the prosecution's DNA tests: "Something's wrong. or both. Especially embarrassing 15) … the defense was a quip 16) … the tape from Simpson as he performed an exercise that consisted 17) … part of punching his arms 18) … and 19) … . a) hapless 13. the defense effort was not 11) … its own miscalculations. It may not. been the person who gave the jury "permission" to do what they wanted to do anyway: acquit Simpson. then took it 28) … Rockingham to drop outside Kaelin's bedroom so as to frame Simpson. smiled 29) … the jury. Robert Huizenga. a) struggling with 16.10. the officer who had found the bloody glove and who." It appeared that Fuhrman had used "the n word" – many times – and it was 20) … tape. Lee raised doubts 31) … blood splatter demonstrations. however." 17 . Simpson suggested people might try this workout "with the wife. a) witness b) jail b) oppose b) tragic b) unlucky b) cycle b) combating b) knowledge b) verbal b) body b) silent b) observe c) custody c) speak out against c) horrendous c) complicated c) circus c) fighting c) competence c) swear c) corporal c) hidden c) notice Ex. The video showed Simpson leading demanding physical exercises." a person who "had a lot of impact 35) … a lot of people. Fill in prepositions where necessary. The strategy of Simpson's defense team. She would be followed by Simpson's sister and his mother. a) speech 18. somewhat reluctantly. After Simpson's doctor. a) physical 19." The most talked-about aspect of the defense case undoubtedly concerned Mark Fuhrman.
объявить в розыск.). примирение.). маниакальная ревность. обвинительный приговор. где такого рода преступления предусматривают смертную казнь. Николь была сильно избита. В тот же день. преступление на почве ревности. сделать официальное заявление о своей невиновности. Симпсона не решились задержать. Вечером того же дня были обнаружены улики. Он сделал заявление о своей невиновности. Отношения с новой супругой они оформили спустя несколько лет. возбуждать иск. иметь двойные стандарты по отношению к. Около сотни репортѐров собрались у здания полицейского участка.Джей и Николь развелись. В камере он находился под круглосуточным наблюдением. Оба были заколоты профессиональным ножом германского производства. предварительное судебное слушание дела. С 18:50 телевидение включило прямую трансляцию погони. 17 июня Симпсон и его друг Аль Коулингс пытались тайно уехать из города. 18 июня его поместили в одиночную камеру центральной окружной мужской тюрьмы. отделаться незначительным штрафом. Она. который был назван одним из самых громких во всей истории юриспруденции США и широко освещался в прессе. волочиться за женщинами (3 вар. а в 1992 году О. которая по своей группе была идентична группе крови самого Симпсона на дорожке к дому Николь. Через несколько часов. Ex.). когда Симпсон прибыл к дому своей матери. ещѐ будучи в браке с первой женой. поскольку он приставил к своей голове пистолет и угрожал самоубийством. важные улики. что Николь Браун Симпсон и Рональд Гольдман были убиты в период с 22:00 до 23:00 часов. 6. b) транслировать на широкую аудиторию. вести двойную жизнь. полиции удалось уговорить его выйти из машины. Знаменитый американский футболист и актѐр О. пункт обвинительного акта о совершении преступления. заколоть. Двойное убийство было совершено поздно вечером 12 июня 1994 года в бывшем доме Симпсонов. В 2 часа дня полиция объявила Симпсона в розыск. Translate the following text from Russian into English: 23 января 1995 года в окружном суде Лос-Анджелеса начался судебный процесс. признать себя виновным в избиении супруги. сдаться в полицию. тяжелое уголовное преступление. короткие романы. по версии следствия. поместить в одиночную камеру. так как О. взрываться. склонность. установить.Джей угрожал убить еѐ. 20 июня Симпсону было предъявлено официальное обвинение в убийстве в суде. Это было самое затяжное судебное разбирательство в истории Калифорнии (более девяти месяцев). вызвать в суд. резко сказать. в своѐм доме. дразнить. свидетельствующие о возможном участии в преступлении. спорить друг с другом. отменить слушание дела коллегией присяжных. выдвинуть обвинение (2). что в 1989 году Николь обращалась в полицию. сорвать маску. противоречивые впечатления. быть вне себя от ярости. в 1985 году. осужденный. Известно. быть освобожденным под залог. оскорблять (2 вар. 7. небрежность полиции.Джей Симпсон был обвинѐн в убийстве первой степени своей бывшей жены Николь Браун Симпсон и еѐ приятеля Рональда Голдмана. который подозреваемый купил за три недели до трагедии. не представляющего большой общественной опасности. чтобы исключить возможное самоубийство. Позднее она сняла свое обвинение. сговор о совершении преступления. забыла там свои очки и еѐ знакомый официант Рональд Гольдман завѐз очки домой Николь. ходить по барам. и он был взят под стражу в 20:45. указывающие на возможную причастность Симпсона к совершенному преступлению: пятна крови. Подозреваемый встречался с Николь Браун начиная с 1977 года. где он находился до суда. производить ложное впечатление. Но подозреваемый не появился. выходить из себя. прятать истинное лицо (2 вар. окровавленная перчатка на правую руку в саду его дома (левая при этом подобрана сыщиками на месте преступления). говорить колкости. a) избиение детей и жены. Когда полицейский наряд приехал в дом Симпсонов. арестовать по обвинению в убийстве. жертва избиения. поддерживать видимость. краткий срок общественных работ. оправдать. сорваться. что убийство было совершено в 9 часов вечера. что в момент убийства был якобы в 3 километрах и 200 метрах от места преступления. вызвать в суд для предъявления официального обвинения. Полиция установила. и власти не смогли привлечь мужа к ответственности. оправдательный приговор. предписать передать дело в суд. признать виновным. самообман.Ex. На допросе подозреваемый показал. В тот вечер экс-супруга спортсмена Николь Браун Симпсон ужинала в ресторане. Предварительное следствие по этому делу 18 . Give the English equivalents of the following words and phrases. Адвокаты убедили подозреваемого сдаться полиции добровольно в 11 утра 17 июня. решающих вопрос о предании обвиняемого суду присяжных. принять судебное решение в пользу истца вследствие неявки ответчика. обвинять по двум статьям в совершении умышленного убийства при отягчающих обстоятельствах.
Simpson is sitting. Защита настаивала на версии. Присяжные вынесли оправдательный вердикт. который открылся 23 января 1995 года в Лос-Анджелесе. Simpson’s Case (a case of the prosecution) Ladies and Gentlemen! Distinguished jury! At first I‟d like to thank you for the work you‟ve done and the patience you‟ve revealed during all the hearings.). Choose an appropriate tone (matter-of-fact. d) Decide on the means of argumentation you will resort to in your speech (appeal to emotions. Individual Work: Prepare a speech for the prosecution or the defense of O. etc. Estimate the length of the presentation. slide-shows. а 27 % были против: статистика отражает тогдашнее соотношение между белым большинством и цветным меньшинством.продолжалось более полугода и за это время было собрано достаточно доказательств вины Симпсона. Choose the most persuasive speaker. diagrams. before the twelve of you make a final decision and reach a verdict. Эти доказательства были предъявлены суду присяжных. Apply a variety of oratory skills to make your speech more audience-oriented and observe the factors of convincingness and emotivity (intonation. speech tempo. discuss with your colleagues and rate in order of relevance the key success points of their discourses. Formulate a clear-cut message you are going to communicate to the audience and sort out the relevant and additional information in a logical order to develop the main idea. I would like you to use all your integrity and common sense. serious. J. lyrical. pessimistic. В 2007 году подозреваемый опубликовал книгу под названием «Если бы я сделал это». e) Thoroughly plan the manner of your presentation. gestures. 73 % граждан США были согласны с обвинением. O. f) Time (7-10 minutes). self-done research). etc. note the degree to which your subjective view of the problem can and will influence your discourse (any implicit submessages. Compose a written plan to arrange the main ideas logically for further reference. по мнению многих. exclamatory sentences. etc. Согласно опросу. if necessary. techniques to move the audience (rhetorical questions.). audio-referential materials. It is the person for case of whom we have gathered here. dramatic. Frame your presentation according to the following key points. b) Make a careful study of the topical materials and vocabulary (basic and supplementary texts.J. Integrated Discourse Skills Development I. а жертвы белые. personal implications. проведенному в день завершения процесса 3 октября 1995 года. c)* Define your personal attitude to the main topic and its possible interpretation in the context of the selected role. pausation. consult the opinion of a second listener. В 1997 году Симпсон проиграл гражданский суд по тем же обвинениям. Simpson (there is a sample of the speech at the end of the unit). что обвиняемый афро-американец. In front of you. Monologue Discourse Modeling 1. по мнению журналистов «праздником для всей чернокожей Америки».). rehearse and preferably record your presentation. and your support and help. O. etc. То. на котором ему было предписано выплатить семье погибшего Рона Голдмана 33. Now it is time to enumerate a number of pieces of evidence testifying to the defendant‟s guilt and revealing the true nature of his perpetration.g.). День оглашения оправдательного вердикта 3 октября 1995 года стал. inclusive we. J. согласно которой имел место сговор полицейских «из-за расистских убеждений». parallel constructions. 2. evaluate all the presentations according to the above-mentioned criteria and comment on them. to logical reasoning). think of a way to introduce yourself. a) Pick out a topically related position / profession. the use of audio-visual aids (e.). которая. 19 . b) Listen to the speakers carefully. изначально придавало делу расовый акцент. Mr. direct address.5 миллиона долларов. We all know why he is here now. posture. be prepared to reproduce it smoothly in class. являлась признанием Симпсона в совершении двойного убийства. Class Activities a) Deliver your speech in class. etc.
She was afraid because Simpson had already told her he would kill her if he ever found her with another man. Simpson as a famous and highly celebrated person and a model family man. But Simpson's behavior did change in small. then he killed her. These are murders that are personal. Additionally. was said that the left-hand glove found at Nicole‟s home and the right-hand glove found at Simpson‟s home proved to be a match. But this blood also had the genetic markers of Simpson and Goldman. Ladies and Gentlemen! 20 . He was unable to control his passion. Also. it is proven by the photos of Nicole‟s bruised and battered face. I presume. blood from Simpson and the victims. There is no doubt that Simpson beat Ms. She claimed that Simpson was always following her. I should add Simpson had motive. Simpson. significant ways. All that proves that he is guilty. fury and overkill. Despite the public image of Mr. trying to hide his real face under the cloak of vogue image and public opinion. one can see the person is guilty of committing the double murder. Now we must bring him to account for the brutal slayings. In conclusion. and a blue-black fiber from the dark sweat suit worn by the killer. anger and emotion when it came to her. Even though Simpson claimed under oath that he did not own these exactly gloves. Also we examined friends and family and they also indicated that Nicole was quite consistent in her claims that Simpson had been stalking her. containing everything needed to convict Simpson: hairs from both victims. because few killers do. but Simpson's blood had also dripped to the left of the prints. just the fact that there was blood in the Bronco is enough to raise serious suspicions about Simpson's innocence. the socks found at the foot of Simpson's bed contained the blood of Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson. In the report of Detective Mark Fuhrman. Furthermore. Simpson asked none of the questions an innocent man would ask when police called him in Chicago and told him of his ex-wife's death. The keys were later found in Simpson‟s home. Considering all the facts mentioned. impartially and completely. The man is guilty and must not escape from the punishment under the law. fibers from Simpson's Bronco. not only were there bloody shoe prints in Simpson's size 12 from an expensive shoe. One more important fact. They also proved to be Simpson‟s size. She had indicated to several family members and friends that she feared Simpson had stolen them to gain entry into her home. Thank you. that is another eloquent testimony is that Simpson‟s hair was found on Goldman‟s shirt even though Simpson confirms to have not been at the house and to have never met Goldman. as we are expected to adhere to the letter of law. Simpson didn't even ask if his ex-wife was murdered or had died in a car crash. Everything about it convicts him. exercising justice for all. we must take in account the fact that it is a person leading a double life.Any reasonable person would call it an alarming "coincidence" that Simpson just happened to suffer several cuts and abrasions on his left hand at about the same time the killer of his ex-wife and her friend also suffered a left-hand cut. Simpson didn't act like a killer after the murders. Moreover. several media pictures emerged showing Simpson wearing these exact gloves! Besides. You see rage. we discovered that Nicole had one set of keys to her home missing.
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