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WTF? OJ Simpson Offers "Hypothetical" Murder Confession

WTF? OJ Simpson Offers

Mainstream media was mostly critical of Fox for airing the interview, which was seen as an attempt to draw viewers away from ABC's reboot of American Idol two years after the talent show ended on Fox after 15 seasons. Simpson says his motivation for talking is "financial, to a degree", but also refers to it as being "almost cathartic".

A "lost" 2006 interview of OJ Simpson was aired by Fox News on Sunday - and it once again ignited the years-long debate about whether the former National Football League player killed two people. Simpson: The Lost Confession? on Sunday, March 11. Posts were tagged #DidOJConfess, which was trending throughout the night.

A previously shelved interview with fallen United States football icon OJ Simpson where he "hypothetically" confesses to the murder of his ex-wife and her friend has aired on U.S. television. Simpson was most likely involved in the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend/possible lover Ron Goldman even though he was found not guilty in the court of law.

Regan was due to publish Simpson's book If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer in 2007 but it was dropped along with the TV interview after outrage from the victim's families and Regan was sacked. Fox described the interview as "lost" until now.

The interview was conducted for a planned TV special in conjunction with a book, "If I Did It". According to Simpson, he met Nicole the day after he and his wife, Marguerite, chose to end their marriage.

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"I think he's confessed to murder", Darden said.

KING: It was part of a special on the Fox network called "O.J". He said he removed it to take the murder weapon, a knife, from a friend who was with him at the scene, someone the disgraced former running back calls "Charlie".

"I always kept a knife in the vehicle for the crazies and stuff because you can't travel with a gun". Simpson said he had words with Goldman and his ex-wife that escalated.

Simpson shifts much of the responsibility for the crime to a mysterious companion he named "Charlie", and talked about how Nicole fell and hurt herself.

Simpson claimed that he was simply acting out of concern for his kids.

"I and Charlie drove to Nicole's with a cap, gloves and a knife under the seat and parked in the alley. And I remember thinking, 'Whatever's going on over that has got to stop, '" O.J.

When asked what kind of stuff, he clarified, "Blood and stuff around". Blood, and stuff around. It was meant to coincide with the publication via Fox's HarperCollins unit of a book by Simpson, "If I Did It", in which he detailed his "hypothetical" actions on the night of the murder.

"This is b.s. what they're doing here, get me to my house", he said. Simpson also said Charlie started screaming and saying they had to get out of there. "I may have seen him around, but I really didn't recognize him". "It was disgusting. It was absolutely frightful".

According to USA Today, in the book If I Did It, Simpson wrote about Charlie, describing him as someone he met shortly before the night of the murders.

Comedian Jim Norton observed Simpson speaking in the first-person as creepy.

He was accused of her murder - but led 20 police cars and nine helicopters on a low-speed chase across L.A. after refusing to hand himself in. The book was initially shelved after public outcry, but was eventually released in 2007 by another publisher. West is married to Kim Kardashian, the daughter of onetime Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian.

Then, Simpson claimed in the interview, he blacked out. He told me, "You wouldn't believe what's going on over there".

Darden said he couldn't believe it when he saw Kanye West on TV wearing the "Free O.J." t-shirt in 2016.

"He sucks you in, O.J. He is charismatic and charming but at the same time there is something a little manic and a little disturbing", Wrong added.


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