Marcia Clark found 'The People v. OJ Simpson' "hard to watch"

Marica Clark, the former prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson double murder trial, talks about her new book, 'Blood Defense.' She'll be taking questions at the 92nd Street Y, May 26 at 8:15 p.m.

- Marcia Clark was the prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson double murder case of 1995 which she and her team lost.

The story was back in the limelight in recent weeks as FX aired a wildly popular series, 'The People v. OJ Simpson' based on the trial and highlighting the behind-the-scenes roles Clark, the legal teams for both sides and the jury played in the "trial of the century."

"The show actually gave you an accurate view of the context we were trying the case in. The Rodney King riots had happened a couple of years before. That level of racial tension was always there, but it was so much worse after the riots. It certainly played a big part in the feelings about law enforcement in the African American community," said Clark.

As for her character, Clark was satisfied with the way she was portrayed.

"Sarah Paulson was amazing. I thought she was just brilliant. I've been a fan of hers for many years," said Clark.

But the series was very hard to watch for Clark because losing the case marked the end of her time as a prosecutor. 

"This is not entertaining to me. This did not help my career. It destroyed all my faith in the system. I wound up leaving the office as a result of that. I thought I was going to be a prosecutor for life. (Before the trial) I never wanted to leave," said Clark.

While she made millions of dollars from the book she wrote about the trial, 'Without A Doubt,' Clark said money hasn't change her feelings about the case.

"I kind of didn't care about the money. I kind of didn't want that. I wanted justice. I wanted him to be convicted for what he did," said Clark.

The ESPN five-part documentary series "O.J.: Made in America" premieres on ABC on June 11. Parts 2 through 5 air on ESPN from June 14 through 18.

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