Carrie Fisher Sent Fellow Single Mom Marcia Clark Flowers During O.J. Simpson Trial
In a moment of self-doubt during the intense trial, Marcia Clark got some support from an unexpected ally.
As renowned prosecutor Marcia Clark stepped into the spotlight while leading the murder case against O.J. Simpson, behind the scenes she was just a normal single mom, struggling to divide her time between work and her kids. And in a moment of self-doubt, she got some support from an unexpected ally.
One day during the 1995 trial, Clark asked the presiding judge if she could take a half-day off to sort out care for her kids. Because the trial was televised, her request was on caught on camera.
“I thought I was gonna get slammed by the public with ‘She can’t handle it as a prosecutor! Women can’t do this job!’ ” she told author Sheila Weller for the upcoming book “Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge," according to Page Six.
But when she got into work the next day, she was greeted by a colorful gift from a fellow single mom whom she had never even met.
Clark saw a “huge basket of flowers from Carrie [Fisher], with a note that was so empathic and right on, it made me think, ‘Oh, my God … This is what I needed!’”
At the time, Fisher had separated from partner Bryan Lourd and was taking care of their daughter, Billie Lourd.
“Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge" debuts Nov. 12.
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