FX’s American Crime Story mini-series, The People v. O.J. Simpson has re-introduced the trial of the century to a new generation, and with it, a whole new couple to ship: co-prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden. As to the question of whether the two lawyers ever tried each other in the bedroom, Clark herself has steadfastly refused to confirm or deny the rumors. “I’m not going to answer because we both decided we just didn’t want to give that subject any traction,” she told Vulture. Brought out by the resurgent interest in the case, Darden finally speaks. “I’ll tell you what, I’ll wait until Marcia’s sitting next to me to talk about it in greater detail,” he tells Savannah Guthrie on the Today show. “People want that. People want a happy ending to what was otherwise a terrible ending to a terrible story.”
Darden then points out that it would be a bad move politically to admit to a relationship: “If I were to say I had a relationship with Marcia Clark, people would say we lost the case because we were more interested in intimacy than the law and the facts, and that would be an even worse position to be in.” What we’re hearing is: It would have been so bad for our careers to admit it, but yes, we were in a relationship, and yes, my love for Marcia Rachel Clark burns hot like the fire of a million suns!
As for whether or not he’s glad he worked on the Simpson case, Darden says, “The first day I was supposed to appear, I had back spasms, I could not get off the floor. I thought I was having a heart attack. And I should have stayed on the floor.” Hmm, why did you throw your back out, we wonder?