O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson appears at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 death, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. Simpson. In the 25 years since then, spousal abuse has moved from a private matter to a public health concern. (Ethan Miller via AP, Pool, File)
This undated photo provided by Bloomsburg Publishing shows author Rachel Louise Snyder, who wrote “No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us.” Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to charismatic football star and TV pitchman O.J. Simpson in a letter that surfaced after her 1994 death. “Her murder hurled into the forefront a conversation that advocates had been having for years, that it could happen anywhere, to anyone,” Snyder said. (Don Rutledge/Bloomsburg Publishing via AP)
FILE - In this Nov 25, 1993, file photo, O.J. Simpson stands with Nicole Brown Simpson while broadcasting on the sidelines during the Thanksgiving Day NFL football game in Irving, Texas. In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to charismatic football-star-turned-TV-pitchman O.J. Simpson. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin, File)

O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson appears at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 death, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. Simpson. In the 25 years since then, spousal abuse has moved from a private matter to a public health concern. (Ethan Miller via AP, Pool, File)
This undated photo provided by Bloomsburg Publishing shows author Rachel Louise Snyder, who wrote “No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us.” Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to charismatic football star and TV pitchman O.J. Simpson in a letter that surfaced after her 1994 death. “Her murder hurled into the forefront a conversation that advocates had been having for years, that it could happen anywhere, to anyone,” Snyder said. (Don Rutledge/Bloomsburg Publishing via AP)
FILE - In this Nov 25, 1993, file photo, O.J. Simpson stands with Nicole Brown Simpson while broadcasting on the sidelines during the Thanksgiving Day NFL football game in Irving, Texas. In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to charismatic football-star-turned-TV-pitchman O.J. Simpson. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin, File)
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