After more than 20 years, the world is finally going to have some answers regarding the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson Brown. Well, sort of. FOX is set to air O.J. Simpson’s “Lost Confession” on Sunday, March 11; the interview, which was taped in 2006 while the disgraced athlete was promoting his controversial book If I Did It, features O.J. speaking about the murders hypothetically.
“It’s not easy to discuss,” O.J. said of the events that unfolded in June 1994. “This is hypothetical. I remember I grabbed the knife, I do remember that portion. Where are the bloody clothes? So somebody had to get rid of the bloody clothes. We’ve all seen the grisly pictures, after. So yeah, I think everything was covered, would have to be covered in blood… It was horrible. It was absolutely horrible.”
At the time of the interview, O.J. was promoting the book If I Did It, which has become subject of wide skepticism. The footballer’s former manager Norman Pardo has since alleged that the book was ghostwritten with no involvement by O.J. whatsoever; he, however, agreed to put his name on the book — which he allegedly agreed to because, per Pardo, O.J. rationalized, “Everybody thinks I’m a murderer anyway. They’re not going to change their mind just because of a book.”
As In Touch previously reported, O.J. — who was released from prison late last year after serving eight years on charges completely unrelated to the murders, for which he was ultimately acquitted — was having trouble landing a post-prison interview because advertisers weren’t cooperating. “From a news perspective, it’s probably a get,” media consultant Bill Carroll said at the time. “From an advertiser’s perspective, it’s something that most, if not all, advertisers would stay away from.”
Despite reservations from both advertisers and viewers about supporting the one-time Heisman winner, it seems that many people are curious to see what he has to say and plan on tuning in — including the late Ron Goldman’s sister, Kim Goldman. “I think that [viewers] are going to see what we see, [which] is that he did it. He talks from what we understand is hypothetical and then he talks in the first person,” she told Extra. “What we’ve always said about the If I Did It book is, ‘What kind of innocent person writes a story about how they would kill their wife?’”