She was the (aspiring) screenwriter who had the damning interview tapes with Mark Fuhrman using “the N-word”. Fuhrman claimed he’d been adopting a persona; I think he also said McKinny was his ghostwriter, and he was dictating his own screenplay to her.
I remember one of the Dream Team ripping her a new one, damning her as unable to write her way out of a paper bag (not his exact words, but I felt awful for her anyway). Or maybe it was Ito, dismissing the transcripts as evidence. I also remember Fuhrman being asked point-blank if he’d used That Word (I’m not being sarcastic; I don’t like it either) outside of this free-association context, and his saying “I take the Fifth”. (Quoth Mr. Rilch: “It’s over.”)
What effect did all that have on the trial? Not on public opinion; I know what it did to the LAPD’s image. I’m just wondering if his use of slurs was admitted as evidence, and why McKinny’s competence as a writer was called into question.
When they first brought her in, I was beside myself with anticipation. “Finally,” I thought: “A courtroom drama that has an actual writer as one of the players! What a looking-glass world!” Instead, it became a dis by proxy to everyone with an unsold screenplay. I wonder if whoever insulted her ever saw The Player?