O.J. Simpson "Confesses" to Murders in Never-Before-Seen TV Footage
O.J. Simpson has revealed disturbing details about his thoughts on the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were murdered in a never-before-seen TV interview .
“OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession?” is an interview between Simpson and book publisher Judith Regan that was recorded in 2006 and largely focuses on the book “If I Did It: Confessions of a Killer.”
In the footage, Simpson reportedly said that he “hypothetically” would have had an accomplice with him during the killings.
He begins talking about the murders in third person, but lapses into first person at times in an account that appeared to be a “confession of sorts,” according to TMZ.
But the interview was shelved for 12 years following the controversy over the book’s publication – until now.
Fox has announced plans to air the unseen footage on March 11. In the teaser, Simpson announces:
“Forget everything you think you know about that night, because I know the facts better than anyone. This is one story the whole world got wrong.”
Simpson said that he went to Nicole’s house on the evening of June 12, 1994, to “scare the s*** out of her.”
This corresponds with details provided in “If I Did It,” which was ghostwritten by Pablo Fenjves. In the book, Simpson gives chilling details about the murder.
He said that he drove the Bronco to Nicole’s home with his friend – who is referred to in the book under the pseudonym “Charlie” – and then put on his blue wool hat, which he used for “mornings when it was nippy on the golf course,” and gloves.
Simpson said that he entered Nicole’s courtyard through a broken gate, and became enraged when he saw candles flickering in the window. According to the book:
“I wondered if maybe Faye was coming over with some of her boy-toys so that they could all get wild and dirty while my kids were sleeping upstairs.”
According to the book, at some point “Charlie” gave Simpson the knife – and then he blacked out, later realizing that he and his knife were covered in blood, and that Nicole and Goldman were dead.
Simpson was charged with the murders of his ex-wife and her friend, and controversially acquitted in 1995 in what would later be referred to as the “Trial of the Century.”
In 1997, a civil court jury found him liable for the wrongful death and battery of Goldman and battery of his ex-wife and ordered a massive judgment against him.
Because the Goldman family previously won the rights to “If I Did It” in a civil suit, Simpson will not profit in any way from the never-before-seen interview.
Both of the victims’s families have sanctioned the interview, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Simpson was released from prison last year on parole after spending a decade there in relation to a Las Vegas armed robbery.