The footballer-turned-actor was at the centre of a high-profile murder trial in 1995, when he was accused of fatally stabbing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Goldman in 1994.

The headline-grabbing case ended in a not guilty verdict as Simpson was acquitted of the charges, but the star later ended up in prison as part of a different case.

In 2008, he was found guilty of charges including armed robbery and kidnapping relating to a sports memorabilia heist in Las Vegas, and he remains behind bars at a correctional facility in Nevada.

It has now emerged that Goldman's sister Kim lodged an official request for a meeting with Simpson in a bid to put the murder case behind her.

However, she changed her mind after she was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement which would prevent her from ever talking about the meeting.

In an interview with U.S. newswoman Meredith Vieira, Kim explains why she felt the need to meet Simpson two decades after her brother's death, saying, "I feel that I needed to be the last face he saw. My brother was found with his eyes open... If you believe the testimony that he was lying dying for about a minute watching his killer walk away, and I needed to be the last face that the killer saw (sic). That was important to me.

"It wasn't about words. Because I never felt anything I would ever say would penetrate him. It was about showing him that he didn't take everything from me. He took something really important but he didn't break me."

During the interview, Kim also came face-to-face with Yolanda Crawford, who sat on the jury during Simpson's murder trial, and she described the meeting as "awkward and a little uncomfortable".

Kim said, "I'm just struggling a little, because I don't agree and the decision 12 jurors made changed the trajectory of my life and our family's life and it's hard to understand how two people can sit in the same exact room and hear the same evidence and come to two completely different thoughts."

Kim recently published a book titled Can't Forgive, which analyses how Simpson's acquittal changed her and her family's life forever.