Does the protective cloak of celebrity and the almighty dollar weigh down the scales of justice?
Imagine your ex-wife is found brutally murdered. You have a history of domestic violence, your DNA is splattered all over the crime scene, and her blood is found in your car. You, the perfect suspect, would likely spend the rest of your life in prison. But if you’re O.J. Simpson, and can afford to hire the dream team defence, your acquittal will shock the world.
Welcome to Rich and Acquitted, a non-fiction series that explores six notorious cases of celebrities and other glaringly wealthy accused perpetrators who have used their vast resources to retain top-flight attorneys in order to escape legal situations that would otherwise destroy any normal human being.
Does the protective cloak of celebrity and the almighty dollar weigh down the scales of justice? Rich and Acquitted reveals astonishing details about alleged crimes and brings to light new information on these cases.
Watch how powerful, charismatic lawyers first try their cases with the press, swaying potential jurors long before the cases even go to trial. Examining the stories you think you know, Rich and Acquitted takes you through the twists and turns of high-profile cases, including O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Oscar Pistorius, Robert Blake and Calvin Broadus, aka Snoop Dogg.