In Old Interview, OJ Talks of Hypothetical Accomplice

Fox to air controversial 'if I did it' piece that was shelved 12 years ago
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2018 6:15 AM CST
A 1980 photo of OJ Simpson and his future wife, Nicole Brown.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

(Newser) – A controversial interview in which OJ Simpson talks hypothetically about how he might have murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman will finally air. Fox will run OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession? in a two-hour special at 8pm March 11, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Simpson actually gave the interview 12 years ago to author Judith Regan, who helped Simpson write the book If I Did It, but Fox Broadcasting opted not to air it back then because affiliates balked. TMZ reports that Simpson, in his hypothetical account, speaks of an unnamed accomplice who was with him that night in 1994.

Simpson reportedly says that he went to his ex-wife's house merely to scare her, bringing along a knife for effect. His hypothetical account involves him seeing candles burning inside the house through a window, leading to the assumption Brown Simpson was expecting a man. While he was still outside the house, Goldman showed up. In TMZ's account: "Simpson started screaming in rage, Nicole came running out ... and at that point he says he 'blacked out' and came to covered in blood." The families of Brown Simpson and Goldman backed the airing of the interview, reports Variety. (Simpson may sue a Vegas casino for $100 million.)

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