Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in the infamous O.J. Simpson trial, did not bother watching FX's American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Darden spoke with Today Monday morning about the Simpson trial and how he feels about the FX miniseries that swept the nation earlier this year.
The 60-year-old said that he did not watch The People v. O.J. Simpson because he "lived through it," adding,."I knew the series would not be accurate."
The Simpson trial became a big topic of discussion in the media again as the FX miniseries was going on. But Darden tried to largely ignore the hype.
"Not paying a lot of attention to it, I think that's the healthiest thing for me to do," he said.
Darden also reflected on the case itself, particularly the big moment with Simpson trying on the glove. While this was thought to be a huge development that would end up losing the case for the prosecution, Darden thinks differently.
"I think the trial was lost way before then. I think the whole glove thing was just the most brilliant move in the criminal courtroom in history of American jurisprudence," he said, smiling. "Let me go on the record and say that I can't regret it. It's the past. I think desperate times call for desperate measures. For me, as a lawyer, I'm always going to try and win."
Another topic frequently buzzed about both during the trial and during the miniseries was the possible relationship between Darden and fellow prosecutor Marcia Clark. Darden did not speak on the rumors, opting to speak more philosophically about things.
"People want that. People want a happy ending to what was a terrible ending, a terrible story," he said, of a possible Darden-Clark romance. "If I were to say that I had a relationship with Marcia Clark, people would say we lost the case because we were more interested in intimacy than in the law and the facts."
Darden was portrayed by Sterling K. Brown in The People v. O.J. Simpson.