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Sex, Crime, Scandal (and a Tan Suit)

New Additions to an Exhibit at the Newseum



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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 3: Murder defendant O.J. Simpson (C) listens to the not guilty verdict with his attorneys F. Lee Bailey (L) and Johnnie Cochran Jr (R). Simpson was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read MYUNG J. CHUN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sex, crime and scandal are not new words to salacious news stories -- like those involving O.J. Simpson and his infamous legal troubles. What is new, however, is the latest display at the Newseum.

    Most people remember the infamous glove as the article of clothing that garnered the most attention during the 1994-95 trial. However, the Newseum is focusing on the suit Simpson wore when he was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

    The suit made headlines when the Smithsonian rejected it, but now it's going on display in a Newseum exhibit on sensationalism in the news.

    Starting Oct. 1, visitors will be able to see the tan Italian suit custom made by Ermenegildo Zegna, displayed under the headline “Sex! Crime! Scandal!”

    According to curators, a jury consultant chose the suit for Simpson’s final day in court. The suit was likely chosen with the media in mind. Also included in the exhibit: a mute button Superior Court Judge Lance Ito used to turn off the live microphone in court.

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