Kato Kaelin Cashes In
Brian “Kato” Kaelin, who became the nation’s most famous houseguest during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, has settled (for an undisclosed amount) his $15 million libel lawsuit against the National Examiner over its headline: “Cops Think Kato Did It!” Kaelin was Simpson’s houseguest when the former football star’s ex-wife and her friend were stabbed to death in 1994. Simpson was acquitted of criminal charges (but later found liable in a civil trial). The National Examiner headline ran a week after the acquittal. While the tabloid argued that it never accused Kaelin of murder and the “it” in the headline meant perjury, a federal appeals court last year ruled that the headline alone could be grounds for libel.