When Bad Things Happen to Famous People - Page 3
The greatest irony occurred when Simpson, the brutal bully, used strong-arm tactics and kidnapping in an attempt to regain some property he felt was his, that was being sold at a sports memorabilia convention in Las Vegas. Thankfully, he was convicted of a variety of charges and now sits in jail for a minimum of 9 years before being eligible for parole - he could be inside for up to 33 years, and we seriously hope he is.
A man like this who murders his ex-wife out of pure malice and jealousy does not deserve to live amongst us, and his later violent behavior over property proves that he is a danger to society and that the previous murders were not isolated incidents, but reflective of his true character.
Here we gave 3 extreme examples of people who had everything to live for, but ruined their lives by extremely selfish and callous behavior. It seems that being a big star for these people allowed them to feel that they were truly above the law and not bound by normal rules of conduct. If these people had not been stars, would they have still committed the crimes that ending up destroying them? Or did the delusionary world of stardom - being surrounded by sycophants all of the time - encourage behavior to develop that was pathological and sociopathic?
One trait that characterizes all three murderers is their lack of remorse and absence of any apparent sense of wrongdoing on their parts. Did stardom doom these men to follow a destructive path on which the former success and the adulation they enjoyed were not applicable? Note that all 3 killed their wives or paramours, and details of the cases show that all 3 women were not obeying the stars, not giving in to their demands. Could it be that these spoiled stars simply could not bear being disobeyed and were willing to go to any length in order to come out in control of the relationship? We think the answer is a horrible and frightening "YES."