Christie Prody, O.J. Simpson's ex-girlfriend, opened up recently about her turbulent relationship with the former football star and acquitted murderer, saying he would often threaten her and compare her to his ex-wife Nicole Simpson Brown.
Prody, now 38, and Simpson began dating in 1996, a year after he was acquitted of murdering Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman (he was, however, slapped with a $33.5 million judgment in a wrongful death civil suit).
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But Prody said she was subjected to constant emotional and physical abuse throughout the 12-year relationship, including death threats. Simpson would also constantly compare Prody to his dead ex-wife and even urged her to get breast implants and dye her hair bleach blonde to look more like her.
"It was very hard to deal with that everyday
, comparing me to Nicole. 'Nicole did this, Nicole did that. You should do this, that’s what she did,'" Prody said in a recent interview with Inside Edition. "He would say things to me like, 'You better watch out so something bad doesn’t happen to you like Nicole.'"
Prody said she was scared into staying with Simpson for years.
"If I did [leave] he would find me,"
Prody told "Good Morning America" in a 2009 interview. "The only place I had to go were to friends of ours. He would come by… threaten, manipulate. I had no choice at that point. I had nowhere to go."
Prody ultimately ended the relationship in 2008, shortly after Simpson was arrested for armed robbery in Las Vegas. He is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence.
"He had the power in the relationship," Prody's attorney Gloria Allred told "GMA" in 2009. "She was dependent on him… her life was literally in danger. What some women think is love can lead to a life and death situation."
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