Almost 24 years after the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, the mystery surrounding their deaths is still unsolved. However, in a recently aired 2006 interview, O.J. Simpson hypothetically confessed to the murders. Here is what you need to know.
O.J. Simpson was released from prison five months ago. Since then, he has tried to stay away from the limelight. However, an old 2006 interview is back to haunt him. On March 11, 2018, Fox aired O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?, which has the former football player giving a hypothetical scenario of him being involved in the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
The interview, which largely focuses on Simpson’s book If I Did It, was filmed in 2006. But because it was surrounded by controversy and objections, it was never aired. In fact, the network went on to say that Simpson’s interview with Judith Regan was lost.
In O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?, he talks about a mysterious friend named Charlie. On the night of the murder, Charlie and Simpson allegedly went to Brown’s house. When she and Goldman came outside, things “got heated,” causing Brown to fall and get hurt.
Simpson further explained that he took Charlie’s knife, but doesn’t remember anything afterwards. “I took the knife from Charlie, and to be honest, after that, I don’t remember, except I’m standing there and there’s all kind of stuff around. Blood and stuff,” he said.
Then, Simpson broke into laughter and reminded Regan that he was being hypothetical. He added, “I don’t think any two people could have been murdered the way they were without everything being covered in blood.”
After the interview aired, a lot of people took to Twitter and claimed that Simpson had confessed to double murder. Although he repeatedly claimed that it was a fictional scenario, people feel that it’s not.
In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of the murders. But in 1997, after a civil court verdict, he was asked to pay $33.5 million to the victims’ families.