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At trial, Kaelin managed to achieve fame (or notoriety), though he played only a bit part in the prosecution's case. How? The presiding judge improvidently set the stage for Kaelin, then a struggling actor, by allowing the trial to be televised.
Kaelin proceeded to ham it up on the witness stand. His rambling inconsistencies and sarcasm hardly helped achieve justice; prosecutors had the court declare him a hostile witness.
Kaelin shouldn't try to rewrite history. Fame wasn't so much "thrust" upon him as he contrived to gain it.