Your tip

Broken Family: Nicole Brown Simpson's Sister Tanya Files Restraining Order Against Sister Dominique

Tragic Nicole Brown Simpson's sister is the family's latest alleged victim of domestic violence, forcing her to file a restraining order after claiming THREE vicious attacks by her own sibling, can exclusively report.

Tanya Brown – sister of O.J. Simpson's murdered ex-wife — claimed she suffered assaults at the hands of her older sibling Dominique, 53, hurting her badly enough to seek a restraining order from an Orange County, California court.

Article continues below advertisement

In a transcript of the court proceedings obtained by, 48-year-old Tanya's lawyer, John Smith, said: "In your declaration you set out three different instances of physical assault upon you by your sister, Dominique; is that correct?"

After she responds yes, he then asked: "Recently you were given some pause because Dominique then started texting and telephoning you … Did it give you cause for concern that Dominique was spiraling?"


Tanya answered that the second statement was correct, and a domestic violence restraining order was granted by the judge.

At the time of the proceedings in 2016, Dominique had checked herself into Texas Star recovery center for a 90-day treatment program to get help, court records indicate. As previously reported, Dominique was arrested for a DUI in 2014, and was sentenced to community service and an alcohol program. According to court records, she had been to rehab several times before the arrest.

OJ Simpson
Article continues below advertisement

The one-year restraining order expired in 2017, and it is unknown if Tanya and Dominique are back on speaking terms.

Domestic violence is an issue tragically all too close to the family. The Brown family started the Nicole Brown Simpson Foundation after her stabbing death in 1994 to stop abuse. Tanya has frequently spoken out on behalf of the foundation.

The Brown family maintain Nicole was beaten by O.J. in the years leading up to her murder, which — although he was acquitted at trial — many still believe the fallen football star committed.

Nicole's death affected Tanya, one of four surviving siblings, particularly hard.

She nearly ended her own life after an emotional breakdown in 2004, prompting her mother, Juditha, to ask her: "Do I have to watch another child die?"

Tanya has also written two books, one of which is titled The Seven Characters of Abuse: Where Domestic Violence Starts and Where it Can End.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.