Kato Kaelin, Beverly Hills, California on December 15, 2011
|Born||Brian Gerard Kaelin
9 March 1959
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
|Spouse(s)||Cynthia Coulter (1983â€“1989)|
I'm the guy, I'm kind of like the, uh, Everyman, so I think people just relate to that.
I was never OJ's closest pal, and the media would say that over and over, but I wasn't his enemy either.
It's incredible when I'm out in these towns. I have people telling me they were waiting for hours just to meet me and get my autograph. I feel so guilty. I always feel like I have to give them more than just Kato Kaelin.
The media works in sound bites. They can make you look like a genius or stupid.
I don't want to be Kato, the trial guy. It's like everything I do is under a microscope.
If there's something that you hear on TV about me, just call me and I'll tell you if it's true.
I want people to realize that the domestic abuse charges happened in 1989. I didn't meet any of them until 1993.
I think the prosecution had all the evidence in front of them to have won the case.
Thoughts would go in and out of my mind, but I didn't want to believe that he could have done it.
I ended up living at OJ's because Nicole bought a home that no longer had a guest house. OJ offered his guest house to me. Anybody in LA looking for a place knows the best places to live are guest houses.
People should realize that I shot a Coke commercial back in 1986. So, you know, I've been around a long time. I carry my Screen Actors Guild Card.
Sometimes people who get wealthy when they are very, very young, it's a curse to them. They don't realize it.
The circumstance is the incredible part, but I always knew in my heart that something was going to be out there, just for the world to notice me. It sounds so cocky, but it's happening.
I thought it was possible that O.J. could have done something. It crossed my mind. I was thinking about the events of everything and going, Why did I hear that? I was going, No, it can't be, and just all that stuff was adding up.
Sometimes people just want you to fail. Except your really good friends. I've always known who my best friends were.
At the time that I knew them, they were not living together. They began dating again after their divorce, so I didn't really see fighting.