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O.J. Simpson Said He ‘Hypothetically’ Had an Accomplice in Simpson/Goldman Murders

March 2, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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FOX’s long-shelved interview with O.J. Simpson about how he “hypothetically” would have committed the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman is finally coming to light, and in it Simpson says he would have had an accomplice. TMZ reports that the interview, conducted in 2006, is set to air at last and features Simpson discussing how the murders might have been conducted.

The interview was exceedingly controversial at the time it was conducted, having been based on Simpson’s book If I Did It. According to the site, Judith Regan, who helped Simpson write the book, interviews him and he initially talks about how the murders might have happened in the third person. At some point, he switches into first-person and talks about an unnamed accomplice that was with him at his ex-wife’s home.

Simpson’s explanation involves him going to her house on June 12th, 1994 to scare her. He brought a knife and put on a hat and gloves for dramatic effect, but when he looked in her window he saw burning candles and believed she was waiting for a man to appear. He then saw Goldman show up with a pair of sunglasses from the restaurant he worked at, which Nicole’s mother had forgotten there. Simpson says he would have started screaming angrily and when Nicole came running out, he blacked out and came to covered in blood.

If I Did It ignited a firestorm of controversy and Goldman’s won the rights to the book to partially satisfy the civil judgment over a wrongful death lawsuit. Goldman’s family retitled the book If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer and the cover infamously had the “If” published in such tiny font that without close examination it reads I Did It: Confessions of the Killer.

The interview, which was shelved due to extreme pressure on FOX by several Fox station owners among others, will air as part of a new special titled O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? on March 11th.

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