More than a decade after it was recorded, Fox will air O.J. Simpson’s infamous “If I Did It” interview in which he hypothesizes about the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
“O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession,” will feature the disgraced football hero’s 2006 interview with ex-Harper Collins publisher Judith Regan which he made to promote his book "If I Did It."
The interview will air on March 11 at 8 p.m. on Fox, according to Variety.
Regan was fired from Harper Collins over her decision to publish his book "If I Did It." The company also scrapped the book, which was publihed elsewhere. Later, Regan sued Harper Collins’ parent company which resulted in a settlement of over $10 million dollars, The New York Times reported. The original interview never aired after it received harsh criticism from the victim’s families, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now, the families are reportedly on board with the interview seeing the light of day.
In the unaired tapes, which Fox claims were "lost" for a decade, Simpson will give a "no-holds-barred" interview. The network is advertising that Simpson "in his own words, offers a detailed — and disturbing — description of what might have happened on that fateful night of June 12, 1994."
“I’m gonna tell you a story you’ve never heard before. It takes place the night of June 12, 1994 and it concerns the murders of my ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her young friend Ronald Goldman. Forget everything you think you know about that night because I know the facts better than anyone,” Simpson says in the interview’s promo. “This is one story the whole world got wrong.”
Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of murder charges in the 1994 double murder. Two years later, he was found liable for their deaths in civil court. His book "If I Did It" (retitled later to "If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer") is Simpson's "hypothetical" account of how the murders would have happened if he had committed them.
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