It has been 25 years since OJ Simpson was put on trial for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Since then, we’ve seen the rise of the Kardashians (whose patriarch Robert Kardashian was OJ’s attorney,) we’ve seen countless television specials surrounding the case, and OJ even got a book deal or two out of it. Essentially, we can’t leave this case alone.
Maybe that’s because, after walking free from the murder trial, OJ penned a book in 2006 entitled, If I Did It, a hypothetical account of how the murders would have gone down if OJ, again “hypothetically,” was the murderer.
Now that you’ve got enough general background information, here’s the tea: OJ gave an interview in 2006, which was not aired out of respect for the Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman’s families. In the interview, it is alleged that Simpson essentially confesses to the crime. But the interview was lost–we simply never got to see it. Now, over a decade later, it’s time for us to see The Lost Confession and y’all…it’s already creepy AF even though it hasn’t aired yet.
In the clip above, OJ says that the case is difficult to talk about before delving into a “hypothetical” first person account of the murder. He’s sitting there saying things like, “I remember I grabbed the knife–I do remember that portion.”
“…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 been covered in blood.”
Then, a chuckle, “It was horrible. It was absolutely horrible.”
Listen, this could just be clever editing, but you’ve got to admit that it’s still bone-chilling. Any true crime fan would be frazzled.
There’s also this outtake, obtained by TMZ where Judith Regan, the interviewer in the original tapes and publisher of his book, says that she got a phone call from an attorney who said “OJ was ready to confess.” The only condition that he had was “he didn’t want to call the book I Did It, he wanted to put an ’if’ in front of it so that he could have deniability with his children.”
It’s a lot.
The interview airs on FOX, Sunday, March 11th at 8 p.m.
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