For more than a year, Christopher Darden argued tirelessly, giving voice to the victims in the 0.J. Simpson murder trial. In this gripping account of one man's extraordinary career, Darden offers an unflinching look at a justice system imperiled by racism and celebrity privilege. Now, out of the sensational frenzy of "the trial of the century" comes a haunting memoir of duty, justice, and thepowerful undertow of American racism.
Christopher Darden's In Contempt is an unflinching look at a justice system kidnapped by a racist cop, shameless defense lawyers, a starstruck judge, and a dysfunctional jury. It shows what the television cameras could not:
- Behind-the-scenes meetings where Darden tried to determine whether Detective Mark Fuhrman was a racist cop
- The deteriorating relationships between the defense and prosecution teams, with taunting, baiting, and a pushing match between Darden and Simpson
- A starstruck judge who let the case get out of control while he collected hourglasses from fans and invited celebrities into his chambers
- The candid factors behind Darden's controversial decision for Simpson to try on the infamous glove
- The dysfunctional jury who was forced to make a landmark legal decision
- The intimate relationship between Darden and Marcia Clark
- A stunning masterpiece told with brutal honesty and courage, In Contempt is the rare story of one man who refused to choose between his heritage and his humanity.