O.J. Simpson is out of prison but he still can’t live down his past. The former NFL running back had taped a sit-down interview for Fox in 2006 discussing his book, “If I Did It,” and now, it will see the light of day.
The network is broadcasting “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” on Sunday, March 11 at 8 p.m., according to a Thursday, March 1 press release. The discussion, conducted by journalist Soledad O’Brien, is touted as a “wide-ranging, no-holds-barred interview” with “If I Did It” publisher Judith Regan.
Simpson will give a hypothetical account of what happened on the night of June 12, 1994, that resulted in the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
“This is one story the whole world got wrong,” he says in a teaser.
As the controversy surrounding the book and its accompanying special mounted 12 years ago, the project, which will now include a panel discussion, was shelved. TMZ sources claimed on Thursday that Simpson spoke in the third person while talking about how the murders may have been committed and during the sit-down, he switched to speaking in the first person. As such, it appeared as if he gave a first-hand account of the night’s gruesome details.
Among his statements, Simpson allegedly said after he saw candles burning in his ex’s home and when he saw Goldman, a waiter, appear to return some sunglasses his former mother-in-law left behind, he “blacked out.” When he came to, he was apparently covered in blood.
Simpson was exonerated of murdering Brown and Goldman in what was helmed as the “Trial of the Century.” But in 2007 he was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with felony kidnapping, armed robbery and 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Simpson was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison and was released on parole in October.