OJ Simpson allegedly "confessed" to murder of ex-wife before TV special
The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman remain some of the most talked-about tragedies ever to take place. Despite OJ Simpson being acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend in 1995, thousands of people, TV shows, books and articles have attempted to decipher the "truth", and more than 20 years later continue to speculate that the former professional football star may be guilty after all. However, according to book publisher Judith Regan, back in 2006, Simpson was ready and willing to put all speculation to rest and confess to the murders.
Regan, who interviewed Simpson for the Harper Collins book "If I Did It", claims that in the 2000s, she was contacted by the athlete's lawyer who stated that his client was ready to declare guilt to the two homicides. In addition, there has been speculation that there may be more to Simpson's hypothetical account of the murder, as seen in a TV interview.
Regan, who was approached by Simpson about writing a book about the two murders, admits that at first she thought she was being tricked, but eventually came to believe that Simpson really was ready to confess. She said:
“I received a phone call from an attorney who said O.J. was ready to confess. I thought it was some kind of a scam and didn’t believe him. But I took his number and said I’d call him back. The next day I called him back and he said O.J. was willing to [confess]. The only condition that he had was that he didn’t want to call the book ‘I Did It,’ he wanted to put an ‘If’ in front of it so he would have deniability with his children. He couldn’t face his children and he couldn’t tell them that he had done it. That was the way portrayed to me. That was his only condition.”
Regan's claims take place in Fox's two-hour special "OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession?". The show was originally filmed back in 2006, but was cancelled after it was revealed that Simpson had received a $3.5 million paycheck for the sit-down. However, 12 years later, the program will finally air this week.
The footage will also allegedly show the convicted armed robber give a hypothetical account of what could have happened on the night of the murders. In his hypothetical account, Simpson says that he had become angry with Nicole in the weeks before the murders because of her alleged drug use, as well as her relationship with Faye Resnick, who he refers to as a 'hooker' and 'call girl.' Furthermore, he claims that he was told by a doctor that Resnick and possibly Nicole would be going to rehab while at a dance recital for his daughter Sydney.
That night, he claims he went to confront Nicole, but things became heated when a man he didn't recognise, Ron Goldman, arrived to see his ex-wife. According to Simpson, his former partner fell over during a fight they had, resulting in her new boyfriend coming up to Simpson holding a knife and threatening to fight him with karate.
The football star says that this is when he blacked out and when he came to, he was covered in blood, so he quickly fled the scene with 'Charlie,' leaving his two children alone in the side the house while their dead mother lay fatally stabbed by the door to her home.
When the topic of his children comes up in the interview, Simpson reportedly becomes very sensitive all of a sudden and ends the segment by declaring: "I'm sorry. I can't do no more of this. I cant do any more of this."
Who knows if we will ever know what actually happened on June 12 1994. All we can do is hope and pray that Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman's families get justice one day. OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession? airs on Fox on Sunday, March 11, at 8 p.m. ET.