Fox TV Airs OJ Simpson’s “Lost Confession” [VIDEO]

Variety reports:

In the view of prosecutor Christopher Darden, O.J. Simpson confesses to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in his 2006 TV interview that aired Sunday night as a two-hour special on Fox, 12 years after a public outcry forced the network to scrap an earlier plan to air the incendiary footage.

In the 2006 interview with publisher Judith Regan, Simpson goes through a “purely hypothetical” discussion of what happened on the night his ex-wife and Goldman were murdered on the steps of Nicole Simpson’s Brentwood condo. Simpson was acquitted of the double murders by a jury in 1995 after an 11-month trial that set the modern template for a media circus.

The bizarre 2006 interview features Simpson speaking in detail, albeit couched as a hypothetical, about his being present at the crime scene in June 1994, how he disposed of bloody clothes and other specifics of his actions following the brutal slayings. He repeatedly laughed nervously while discussing the shocking crime.

The New York Post reports:

In the sit-down, Simpson offered what he claims is a “hypothetical” explanation for the murders. He described, for instance, how a man named Charlie came along with him and helped him ditch the knife and his bloody clothes — because, “Somebody’s gotta get rid of the bloody clothes.”

At one point in the interview, Simpson appeared to admit to dropping the infamous bloody glove that was found at the murder scene and later used during his trial to help acquit him. “I had no conscious memory of doing that, but obviously I must have, because they found a glove there,” Simpson said.

Simpson — who was acquitted in criminal court for the murders, but found liable in civil court — slipped up several times like this during the interview, making statements like “I remember” and “I was” numerous times, much to the chagrin of the Fox panel gathered to discuss the airing.

  • Atrocious and irresponsible. Why now?

    • Karl Dubhe

      Can’t be tried again?

      • Matt G, Rochester

        Double jeopardy.

        • Rex

          I’ll take “Not guilty, but totally is” for $100.00, Alex.

          • liondon#iamnotatraitor

            …..Alex…. I meant Mr Mueller.

        • Can I wager all my money?

        • Rambie

          Is it if he actually confesses to it?

          • Yes. He can’t be tried again for that crime. And the civil trial already happened too so he can confess all he wants. The only downside to that now would be bad PR for him.

    • clay

      Because Bill Cosby’s re-trial is in preliminary hearings?

    • KM

      Probably so people will talk about something other than Betsy DeVos, Robert Mueller, Gary Cohn or any other of the other colossal failures happening at the White House.

    • Frostbite

      Need$ the money.

  • SkokieGuy – 99.7% Helen Free

    “..making statements like “I remember” and “I was” numerous times, much to
    the chagrin of the Fox panel gathered to discuss the airing.”

    Why would a Fox panel cringe? If we believe their tripe, black celebrities don’t respect the flag, want to kill police and do nothing to stop murders in Chicago. Blacks are the real racists, dontchaknow.

    His confession would tie into their white supremacists narrative.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Did Soledad O’Brien work for Fox News? I’m assuming this is for the larger Fox network

      • SkokieGuy – 99.7% Helen Free

        The larger Fox network does run the somewhat subversive Simpsons, but its not as if it has different ownership, does it? I guess we’ll have to wait for the Fox News morning shows to weigh in on the broadcast.

        • Rambie

          Same owner but FOX Entertainment is a different branch than FOX News.

          FOX is trying to buy SKY News in the UK and part of the deal is they’d sell the Entertainment part of FOX. So it could become seperate owners.

          • SkokieGuy – Helen Conflicted

            Interesting. But watch, it will be bought by Sinclair…

  • “For such a blotch, you must not watch.”

    • SkokieGuy – 99.7% Helen Free

      If you stab, must not blab.

      • If he talks, you know it’s on Fox.

    • Rex

      Was it worth the waiting just for ratings?

  • Gustav2

    I will not watch.

  • Rex

    Oh, yeah, he’s totally innocent.

    • Todd20036

      Doesn’t matter. He’s in jail, and his life is done, and his money is gone.

      • Andymac3

        Hes been out for 5 months.

        Since being released on parole, Simpson has been enjoying retirement in Las Vegas, where he lives in a friend’s house in a gated community.

  • Matt G, Rochester

    The look on his face as the verdict was read was enough proof for me.

  • PickyPecker

    Don’t care. Keep this shit off my television. Had enough years ago.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/xRi6r9iWGoRaw/giphy.gif

  • worstcultever

    How completely surprising that Fux would yet again try to milk this long-ago-dried-up Simpson teat, just for the sake of more awfulness.

    • Reality.Bites

      It was actually an attempt to counter the return of their former show, American Idol, on another network.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      Well, it fits their narrative of black men as thugs, so…

  • Robincho

    His greatest crime was forcing awareness of Kardashian…

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    … tell us WHAT might have happened…wink…wink….if you had been there…wink..wink.

  • JackFknTwist

    If the ‘Second Coming” was aired live on FOX I still would not watch that fascist enabling shitpile.

    • JT

      For some, it might depend on who was coming.

      • Todd20036

        I should give you a hard time for going there, but my mind thrust itself along the same angle…

    • Fox and Fox News are not the same thing. It was worth watching.

      • JackFknTwist

        Understood.

  • Friday’s_cat

    The Simpson episode was fail on so many levels.
    Sports icon succumbs to rage.
    Justice system turns into circus.
    Print and broadcast news media exposed as the vultures they really are.
    OK maybe that last on isn’t a fail because the public saw the veneer come off exposing the news media for what they are.

  • JT

    Fux Noise vomiting out more shit. I’m shocked.

  • Scott MB

    Of course the glove didn’t fit it was a leather glove that had been soaked in fluid to pull out any evidence. Leather, as EVERYONE knows except for the 12 jurors, shrinks when it gets wet. That was a lab screw up but it was never rebutted by the prosecution. Stupid simple mistake that caused a guilty man to be set free. At least they got his money.

    • They should have objected at the time. The prosecution fucked up so many times during that trial. Granted it was a clusterfuck even without those. So much was already bungled by the LAPD and by the media that I’m not sure it was ever really much of a trial as much as it was the original reality tv show.

      • Ninja0980

        Not just that but the minute the bigoted cop admitted he used the n word a lot, any evidence he collected was suspect and rightfully so.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          Now he’s an “expert” on Fox, or was at one point.
          Mark Furman.

        • …and admitted that he had planted evidence at other crime scenes. The cops also lied when they said that OJ was not a suspect. The husband, boyfriend, or ex is always a suspect when a woman is murdered because in most cases that turns out to be who did it. The idea that they went to his house but he wasn’t under suspicion is ludicrous. Also, much of the evidence was mishandled and the chain of custody was often broken. Yep, terrible case. I still think he did it, but I also don’t think the case against him was presented very well, not all of which was Marsha Clark’s fault.

          • Ninja0980

            Marsha Clark got way more blame on this then she should have.
            As you said, so many others dropped the ball and she had to try and clean up their messes.
            Throw in folks still (rightfully) outraged over the Rodney King verdict and she was really facing a losing battle.

          • I thought Ryan Murphy did a good job of dramatizing the events. Clark saw the case as a domestic violence case that ended in murder. It wasn’t the first and in fact in many ways it’s a typical case. He can’t control her and in a violent rage he murders the now ex-wife. All the facts fit that case (the 911 call, etc.). She didn’t factor in race and celebrity because she didn’t see them as relevant, and they shouldn’t have been but they were easily exploitable by the defense to create multiple distractions. Also the treatment of Clark by the press was shockingly sexist. Why did her dresses and hairstyles matter? Do we critique men in that way? Rarely. But women are under fire for those choices all the time.

    • ian

      Apparently he was worried about trying on the glove in the days leading up to it. An associate of his to whom he expressed his concern, suggested he stop taking his arthritis medication. Without that his hands would swell. The glove would have shrunk too, from the blood.

  • Barry William Teske

    Because when you cannot account for your own deceitful behaviour, the best smoke screen tactic is to point at an other, in the self incriminating drag of feigned outrage.
    Fox never could do runway.
    Am I the only one to notice that?

  • Mr. M

    This was a disgrace, and it seems purely for ratings. I can’t imagine the anguish the Brown’s and Goldman’s went through last night.

  • greenmanTN

    I do believe LAPD officers might have planted evidence in order to make sure OJ was convicted but it backfired. For instance, Thomas Noguchi testified that some blood evidence in OJ’s house contained a blood preservative that is in the test tubes used to collect blood evidence at a crime scene. He believed officers at the crime scene collected blood and later planted it at OJ’s house, unaware that it contained the preservative.

    Once you fuck with with evidence like that it calls all evidence into question.

    That said, I believe OJ is 100% guilty.

    • DJ John Bear

      He admitted his guilt when he took off in the white Bronco.

      • greenmanTN

        I don’t doubt that. I’m saying that the LAPD, a notoriously racist entity, screwed the pooch by planting evidence, enough to create reasonable doubt in a jury.

        I have little doubt he’s guilty, but if I was on a jury and believed *some* of the evidence was planted then how much could I trust any of the evidence? It isn’t that I wanted OJ Simpson to go free, I didn’t.

    • The_Wretched

      Um no. I watched the whole damn thing and the EDTA was in the right vials at the right time. I also watched the prosecution have no idea about mass spec vs different types of electrophoresis. They badly botched the prosecution.

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  • M Jackson

    Cuba Gooding is starting to look a lot better after all.

  • alc2018

    just a long warm before OJ announces his own run for the Presidency…..yay!! (not).

    • AmeriCanadian

      If he were white, I suspect every one of the Trumpanzees would vote for him.

  • AmeriCanadian

    I thought he already confessed in his book If I Did It. He must need more money. I find it absolutely disgusting that he is able to profit from this.

  • JWC

    why rehash this Are ratings that bad Isn’t trumpy doing enuff

  • This was an amazing show. Orenthal’s descriptoin of the crime and its aftermath were shocking, but also shocking in its denial of responsibility.

    I wish a shrink would do a word by word analysis.

  • Gene Perry

    I watched the interview (completely) on TV last night … fascinating, and TOTALLY CREEPY!

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    Saw that was on instead of Simpsons, went to Adult Swim. OJ, bleah. I’m still sick of him after all these years. Fuck that guy, srsly.

  • Steven in Texas

    I didn’t care then and care even less now, if that were possible.
    What I did care about was Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9, hitting Jupiter live coverage was interrupted for this crap.