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Brown: O.J. Pulling Publicity Stunt

February 27, 2000

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister says O.J. Simpson’s lawsuit against a phone company for records to prove his innocence is just a publicity stunt.

``He just wants to be out there on the news because his ego can’t handle the fact that everything’s quiet, nobody’s talking about him,″ Denise Brown said Saturday on KABC-AM.

Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman. But a jury in a civil suit ordered him to pay a $33.5 million judgment.

Simpson filed the lawsuit Thursday alleging GTE Corp. violated his civil rights by failing to release phone records he subpoenaed last year. Simpson claims the records would prove he didn’t kill his ex-wife. GTE officials had no comment.

Simpson’s attorney, Douglas E. McCann, challenged Brown’s family to release the records.

``If Denise Brown is so upset about it, why doesn’t she just ask her parents to consent to release them? Her parents have the power here,″ McCann said.

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