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'Big Little Lies' Opened Up Many Wounds For Nicole Brown Simpson's Sister Tanya — 'She Lived That Life'

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Jun. 12 2019, Published 5:37 p.m. ET

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Nicole Brown Simpson's gruesome death still remains unsolved 25 years later. Her sister Tanya Brown sat down for a new interview with People and revealed how the hit HBO drama Big Little Lies reminds her of the infamous 1994 murder and subsequent trial.

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Tanya admitted that watching parts of the Reese Witherspoon-led series disturbed her and made her think of her late sister.

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Big Little Lies details an abusive relationship and spousal murder.

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"I had to pause the show several times while I was watching it because I thought, ‘Wow,’ this is my sister," Tanya added. She also opened up about the relationship between Nicole and her ex-husband O.J. Simpson.

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“Nicole and O.J. had a hot love affair. They would fight and then get back together again, while she hid everything to protect him,” she said. “What I saw in the series, between Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgård's characters, was the perfect depiction of what an abused woman goes through. I saw my sister in that relationship.”

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Nicole was murdered on June 12, 1994, and the following trial captivated audiences across the nation.

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She and friend Ron Goldman were fatally stabbed in the courtyard of her Brentwood home.

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O.J. was arrested less than a week later for the double-homicide, but was acquitted of their murders in 1995.

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