OJ Simpson

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OJ Won't Take the Bait in Sacha Baron Cohen Interview

Comedian tries to get a confession, ends up with only a high-five

(Newser) - The last guest on Sacha Baron Cohen's last show of the season for Who Is America? is a doozy: OJ Simpson. In the interview, the comedian poses as an Italian TV host named Gio Monaldo who keeps making references to the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, notes Entertainment Weekly... More »

Panel Thinks OJ's Friend 'Charlie' Isn't Real

In hypothetical description of killings, Simpson says a friend handed him the knife

(Newser) - Fox aired its controversial OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession special Sunday night, featuring clips from an interview he gave back in 2006 to Judith Regan about how the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman might have happened. The interview never aired back then, in part because of public... More »

In Old Interview, OJ Talks of Hypothetical Accomplice

Fox to air controversial 'if I did it' piece that was shelved 12 years ago

(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... More »

OJ Simpson May Sue Vegas Casino for $100M

Lawyer claims 'malice and racial prejudice' were at play at Cosmopolitan

(Newser) - Remember that story about how an allegedly "belligerent" OJ Simpson was thrown out of and banned from a Las Vegas hotel-casino in November? Yeah, well, so does his lawyer. USA Today reports Malcolm LaVergne has vowed to file a $100 million (or more) lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan unless it... More »

OJ Simpson's Life After Prison Isn't What It Appears

'Right now, he is out trying to make some new friends, because he needs things'

(Newser) - "He’s a senior citizen, he is enjoying his life, and he’s just breathing, learning to exhale after being in jail for a decade," attorney Malcolm LaVergne says of his client. But others say OJ Simpson, released from prison Oct. 1 after nearly nine years, is... More »

'Belligerent' OJ Simpson Thrown Out of Vegas Hotel

He's not welcome back at the Cosmopolitan

(Newser) - OJ Simpson has been out of prison for more than a month, and he's not exactly being a model parolee, according to TMZ . Sources tell the website that Simpson was chucked out of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas for being drunk and belligerent. According to TMZ's sources,... More »

Where OJ Simpson Lives, 'Works' Now

He's living in a Vegas mansion, signing autographs: TMZ

(Newser) - OJ Simpson's new digs are a big upgrade from a prison cell. TMZ reports he's currently living in a 5,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion, inside a gated community and next to a golf course. The five-bedroom, 5.5-bath home includes its own private putting green as well, plus... More »

How OJ Simpson Gave Everyone the Slip

Authorities crafted a trick play to spring Simpson

(Newser) - How did OJ Simpson slip out of a Nevada prison unseen in the dead of night? Fearing another Ford Bronco-style chase, Nevada corrections officials hoodwinked media eagerly awaiting the disgraced football great's release, the Los Angeles Times reports. Simpson, 70, wasn't transferred to the usual prison preceding parole,... More »

OJ Simpson Is a Free Man

70-year-old released after 9-year stint in prison for armed robbery

(Newser) - Former football legend OJ Simpson became a free man again Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel-room heist in Las Vegas that brought the prison time he avoided in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend after his 1995 acquittal in the "trial of the century.... More »

Florida Attorney General Not OK With OJ's Post-Prison Plan

Simpson's lawyer says he'll be heading to the sunshine state

(Newser) - OJ Simpson will live in Florida after he is released on parole from a Nevada prison where he has been held for the past nine years for a robbery conviction, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne didn't specify where the former sports and movie star would live, although... More »

After Prison, OJ Simpson Wants Seafood Steak, iPhone

Attorney says Simpson has missed the 'simple pleasures'

(Newser) - OJ Simpson has big plans when he's released from prison after nine years—which could happen as early as Monday . "He wants to eat seafood; he wants to eat steak," attorney Malcolm LaVergne tells ABC News . "He wants to enjoy the very simple pleasures that he... More »

OJ Simpson Could Be Out of Prison on Monday

Officials in Nevada preparing his release

(Newser) - OJ Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials, per the AP . The process culminating in freedom for the former football player, actor, and TV pitchman is in motion, but must be approved and documents must be... More »

Parole Board Got Something Very Wrong About OJ

New York Times reports they were unaware of his 1989 battery conviction

(Newser) - OJ Simpson will be a free man in October thanks to the decision of a Nevada parole board . But the New York Times reports on a jarring oversight that perhaps could have changed board members' thinking. During the hearing, members stated that Simpson had no criminal convictions. Not true. He... More »

Simpson in Protective Custody After Parole Hearing

The former athlete was moved to a single cell away from other prisoners

(Newser) - Though his parole isn’t scheduled to start until this fall, OJ Simpson has already moved—to a new prison cell. Prison officials at Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada said Friday that the former NFL player was moved to a single cell away from the general prison population ahead of... More »

World's Most Famous Ford Bronco Can Be Yours

Owner of SUV in OJ chase reportedly willing to sell, but he wants close to $1M

(Newser) - The decision by the Nevada Parole Board to release OJ Simpson might also be good news for his former sports agent, reports TMZ . That's because the hearing has renewed interest in the other Simpson criminal case, and Mike Gilbert just happens to own the Ford Bronco that led police... More »

OJ Simpson Granted Parole

He's scheduled to be released from prison Oct. 1

(Newser) - As expected by both legal analysts and the former football star himself, OJ Simpson was granted parole Thursday following nine years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, NBC News reports. The 4-0 ruling comes from the Nevada Board of Parole. The 70-year-old Simpson's original 33-year sentence will end... More »

OJ at Parole Hearing: I've Never Made Excuses

He's hoping to be a free man in October

(Newser) - OJ Simpson's big moment has arrived. A hearing is underway at which he is trying to convince members of the Nevada Board of Parole that he should go free. "I haven't made any excuses in the nine years that I've been here and I'm not... More »

Nobody Has Registered to Testify Against OJ

Freedom could 'renew rabid curiosity' in Simpson

(Newser) - OJ Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada will be broadcast live at 1pm EDT Thursday and there's a strong chance that his path to freedom will be clear by the end of the afternoon. Nobody has registered to testify against the 70-year-old Simpson, who has been in prison for... More »

'We'll Be Playing Golf Again Soon': OJ Confident This Week

He's up for parole on Thursday

(Newser) - Just like old times: OJ Simpson will be back in a courtroom this week for a televised court ruling that will decide his freedom. This time, Simpson is up for parole for the armed robbery and kidnapping case that has kept him locked up in Nevada since 2008. The hearing... More »

OJ Simpson Could Be Free in October

He's got a parole hearing on July 20

(Newser) - OJ Simpson has a July 20 parole hearing that could have him released from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1, a state parole official said Tuesday. Simpson, now 70, has served more than eight years of a nine-to-33 year sentence imposed after he was found guilty in 2008 of armed... More »

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