Kaelin: Nicole Was Upset When I Moved Into Simpson’s Guest House
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Nicole Brown Simpson was upset and accused O.J. Simpson of manipulation after he persuaded Brian ``Kato″ Kaelin to move to a guest house at his estate, Kaelin said today.
Kaelin had been living in a guest house at Ms. Simpson’s and planned to move into a room in the condominium she bought in January 1994, he has said.
``She was upset″ when he moved in at Simpson’s instead, Kaelin testified today.
``Did she feel you had betrayed her?″ asked prosecutor Marcia Clark.
``She felt I was manipulated,″ Kaelin said. ``Those were her words.″
``Did she try to get you to move out of (Simpson’s estate on) Rockingham?″ Clark asked.
``Yes,″ he said.
Asked if his relationship with Ms. Simpson changed after that, Kaelin said yes.
``It wasn’t, we were not talking as much. ... It was different. I always liked Nicole, but she wasn’t talking as much, so...,″ Kaelin said, trailing off.
Kaelin is a crucial witness for Simpson, who is accused of killing his ex-wife and her friend Ronald Goldman on June 12. He accounted for Simpson’s whereabouts much of the day, but was unable to vouch for him between 9:37 p.m. and about 11 p.m. _ the time prosecutors say the murders occurred.
Kaelin said he started looking for other places to live after the disagreement with Ms. Simpson. ``I was looking for places to move to,″ he said.
He testified he had planned to pay Ms. Simpson between $450 and $500 for a room at the condominium.
``Did anyone else try to make up that money to her?″ Clark asked.
``No, not that I know of,″ Kaelin said.