6 Things We Know About OJ Simpson’s Chiropractor
Al Cowlings, Mark Furman, Kato Kaelin, Fred Goldman, Denise Brown, Marcia Clark, Christopher Darden, Lance Ito, Robert Shapiro, Johnny Cochrane, Robert Kardashian and Dr. Christian Reichardt.
All those names above sound familiar to you except probably Dr. Christian Reichardt. But, in the Summer of 1994, Dr. Reichardt was at the epicenter of the story and trial of the century.
1. He was the boyfriend of one of Nicole Brown Simpson’s best friends.
Faye Resnick was a Hollywood interior designer who via marriage became a part of the Kardashian circle which included OJ and Nicole Simpson.
Resnick moved in the boyfriend Dr. Christian Reichardt, but they split when her drug problems got worse. That’s when she moved in with Nicole Simpson. She claimed to have bedded Nicole, got a $60,000 advance from a low rent publisher, and the rest is history. 2. He became a part of the Simpson/Kardashian
2. He became a part of the Simpson/Kardashian clique
From Beverly Hills parties to vacations in Mexico Dr. Reichardt got to see a lot – including, from his own testimony, arguments and walkouts from Nicole and OJ.
3. OJ never paid for treatments
Simpson eventually became a patient of Dr. Reichardt and would visit him early before his daily patient time would start to get adjusted. Dr. Reichardt was never compensated for these adjustments, and from the civil court dispositions, claimed there was never an agreement between OJ and himself for OJ to refer friends or patients or use his celebrity to help market his practice.
4. OJ and Reichardt talked at 9pm…the night of the murders
As a result, Johhny Cochran limited his questioning essentially to the subject of Simpson’s mood during a phone call that Reichardt said he received about 9 p.m. on the night of the murders.
“With regard to the tone of his voice, I want you to describe how Mr. Simpson’s voice appeared during this conversation at 9 p.m. on Sunday evening, June 12, 1994.” Cochran said. Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher A. Darden objected, but Ito overruled him.
“He seemed a little more relaxed than in the recent months,” Reichardt responded. “He seemed very jovial.”
After another exchange, Cochran continued: “Did he seem downcast or sad at all during this conversation?”
“Not at all,” said Reichardt, who wore an earring in one ear and a yellow pin with the enigmatic slogan: “Hampsters, U.S.A.”
5. Judge Ito disallowed certain part of the defense’s use of Reichardt.
The defense for OJ Simpson wanted to focus on the possibility that the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were drug and Faye Resnick related, but Ito ruled that theory was speculative and disallowed any testimony from Dr. Reichardt that focused on Resnick’s drug abuse.
6. He Still Practices… in Santa Monica
In 1985 he became a Disability Evaluator for the State of California and then turned his attention from work-related injuries to sports injuries due to his own involvement in sports. He became one of the first Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians in the U.S.A. in 1986, as well as a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.
Later he served as a staff- a doctor for the 3-on-3 Hoop-It-Up Basketball series for several years, worked with several US Olympic teams, the PGA of America and the United States Golf Fitness Association.
His unique perspective on Sports and Injury Rehabilitation earned him writing assignments for some Golf Publications, such as the PGA Magazine, as well as a variety Golf Lifestyle websites. 2001 was the year he published the acclaimed book “Pain free Golf” which became required reading material at several golf colleges. He was invited as the member of the Golf 20/20 Initiative and served as an advisor to the International Clubfitter Association. Being an avid golfer himself, he was clearly aware of the importance of proper fitting equipment and became a Certified Master Club Fitter in 2005.
There is no searchable content where Dr. Reichardt has spoken on the OJ Simpson situation….ever.