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O.J. Simpson has a lot to say. On Sunday night, Fox aired “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession,” a never-before-seen interview with book publisher Judith Regan from 2006. In it, Simpson opened up about the 1994 murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman—including a “hypothetical” account about the crime—and the "trial of the century" that followed in 1995.
Simpson was acquitted. But the book "If I Did It," from which the interviews came, detailed how he would have committed the murders. That book was eventually published in 2007.
Hosted by Soledad O'Brien, the special featured cameos from Christopher Darden, one of prosecutors from Simpson's criminal trial, Regan and Eve Shakti Chen, a representative for Nicole Brown Simpson's family.
“I think it’s a fascinating contribution to a subject that people have shown an abiding interest in,” explained executive producer Terry Wrong, according to Fox News. “We’re taking you inside the mind of O.J. Simpson where nobody has ever been.
Here's seven ridiculous statements from “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession."
O.J. on the Hypothetical Murder
The most shocking moment of the special is Simpson's hypothetical confession on the double murders. On the night of June 12, 1994, he said that a man named Charlie tells the murderer that something is going on at Nicole Brown Simpson's home. Simpson recounted the story from the perspective of the murderer but quickly changed into first person perspective as he told the events leading to the deaths. “This guy Charlie shows up, a guy who I recently became friends with,” said Simpson. “And I don’t know why he went by Nicole’s house, but he told me, ‘You wouldn’t believe what’s going on over there.’ And I remember thinking whatever’s going on over there, it’s gotta stop.” He drove over and took out a knife usually stashed in his car. He is confronted by Goldman, who tried to get aggressive with him, and his ex-wife.
The murderer and Charlie enter the home and that's when he blacked out. “I grabbed the knife. I do remember that portion. I remember taking the knife from Charlie, and to be honest, after that, I don’t remember, except I’m standing there and there’s all kinda stuff around. Blood and stuff.”
"I think he's confessed to murder," said Darden, shocked. "I don't think there's any question in his involvement. He's the person wielding the knife."
O.J. on The Bronco Chase
The Simpson trial was televised even before opening arguments. In 1994, Simpson fled the police prior to his arrest in the infamous "white Bronco" chase that mesmerized the nation, as CBS News described. In the special, Simpson described the chase as a parade in his honor. "I can't believe what I'm seeing," he said. Simpson described himself as being cheered on by fans as he drove. "I was being depicted as a fugitive on the radio but from the side of the roads, it was more people cheering."
O.J. The Victim
Despite the fact that it was Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman who were killed, Simpson saw himself as the victim. In his mind, he contemplated suicide because people were against him and he received bad press from the media. "This is b.s. what they're doing here," he said of the press."
O.J. Dated Nicole While He Was Married
When asked how Simpson met his future wife, he recounted a sweet story about seeing what he called a "vision" at a Beverly Hills club called The Daisy. He was dining and Nicole Brown worked there. The restaurant owner encouraged the union and even told Nicole that Simpson was "one of the good guys." Unfortunately, he was still married to his first wife, Marguerite, at the time.
O.J. on Jail
After Simpson was arrested, he was put on suicide watch and taken to jail. When asked what being incarcerated was like, he described the experience as negative. Not because he was locked up awaiting a murder trial or because he was away from his family, but because he had no friends. "I'm a talker who spends his whole life socializing...I was in solitary confinement...I had no one to talk to."
O.J. on Looking Good
Appearances matter to Simpson. He made sure to mention that he appeared sloppy and disheveled, including not wearing a tie, at his arraignment because the guards in prison harassed him. He alleged that they kept waking him up intentionally to rattle his nerves. "I looked horrible," he laughed.
O.J. Will See Nicole Again...in Heaven
Simpson believes in heaven and hell. Though he was mad at Nicole Brown Simpson even following her death, he knows that he will see his slain ex-wife in the afterlife. What will he say when they reunite? "I would hug her," he laughed. "They know. I wouldn't have to explain anything." He revealed that he has both prayed to and cursed his ex, including yelling at her grave. "No matter what anybody believes. No matter who I write this...I'm aware that people will believe what they want to believe," he said. "And I'm beyond trying to make anybody believe anything."
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