1 definition by Aravahn

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The preconception that any person who is acquitted of a crime who also has fame and/or vast financial means was really guilty. In other words, all rich/famous people use their money/status to essentially "buy" a "not guilty" verdict. Derived from the popular notion that OJ Simpson was actually guilty but got off because of his status as an NFL & film star and his means to hire high-profile lawyers like Johnnie Cochran and Robert Shapiro.
Dick: Those CEOs are totally guilty of embezzlement. I can't believe they got off. They probably paid off the judge or the jurors with all of their ill-gotten gains.

Jane: I think you're suffering from the OJ Effect.
by Aravahn September 22, 2009

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