Tonight’s interview is from 2006 when he was planning to write the book “If I Did It” which was ultimately pulled before release. This interview has never been seen before. The person conducting the interview was the person who got the interview about the book. She says he told her the book could not be called “I Did It” because of his kids. This is an interview about things that were in the book.
There is a panel watching the interview. One of the women on the panel, Nicole’s friend Eve cries when OJ talks about Nicole doting on the kids. Nicole was 18 when she met OJ. They married at 25.
We are fifty-one minutes in to the two-hour show and we are just now getting to the day of the murder. OJ had been working out-of-town and came back in briefly to go to his daughter’s recital. He says everyone was telling him Nicole was acting crazy and she was dressing in tight clothes that he thought were very inappropriate for the dance recital. Nicole arrived early and save him a seat with the kids. Nicole and her family were going to dinner at Meza Luna that night and OJ asked if he could join them and she said no. OJ says he was exhausted and irritable and just went home to decompress and hit some golf balls into the backyard.
The person that did the 2006 interview, Judith, said that OJ told her that if he calls the book IF I Did It, it would give him plausible deniability with his kids.
Finally, he talks about the “hypothetical” events of the nights of OJ’s murder. OJ talks about a guy he calls Charlie who he said he had just met who was telling him about things that were going on at the time. OJ is a terrible liar. He keeps trying to talk about hypothetical Charlie and immediately tries to make excuses for things like how “Charlie” would know what was going on with Nicole. At the time of the trial, there were a lot of rumors about an accomplice being necessary for OJ to have brutally murdered two people. Many people online speculated OJ’s son Jason was that accomplice. There were other conspiracy theories that Jason actually committed the murders and OJ came to help him cover up the evidence. No charges were ever filed on Jason and I don’t think anyone ever even spoke to him about the case. I still have all the books written about this case in my library, if I weren’t so lazy I’d go look it up. Anyway, Jason lives in Atlanta and works in the kitchen of a very high-end Italian restaurant last I heard.
Sorry, back to “Charlie” he talks about having a knife in the Bronco and they park in an alley and go through the back gate. He sees that Nicole was home and candles were lit and music was on and Ron Goldman comes through the back gate. He says Ron told him he was only there to return Nicole’s mom’s glasses. He says that everyone was covered in blood and he blacked out and doesn’t remember much. He says he doesn’t remember removing a glove, but obviously he must have because they found a glove there. WOW. Eve is too shaken to speak. Christopher Darden says he thinks he just confessed to murder and if he had known he had said this in 2006 he would have not stopped the release of this interview. Darden says Charlie is OJ. Judith said she could not push OJ to say more because he was continuously threatening to stop the interview.
The woman conducting the panel goes through the coroner’s report and reconstructs the details of the murders, which I will spare you. Judith says this is definitely a confession.
OJ goes on to describe fleeing the scene and parking a block away from his house, cutting through a neighbor’s yard and running upstairs to take a shower and get his bags ready for his business trip the next morning. After admitting to the murders, he starts reverting back to his lies about cutting his finger on a glass in the hotel room. Darden points out that OJ’s blood was in the Bronco and so was Ron’s and Nicole’s.
From the point police called him in Chicago, he is now back on the I didn’t do it kick. This is astonishing. He says that he doesn’t remember the funeral other than how angry he was at Nicole. And he can’t even yell at her anymore.
Just watching the verdict being read all these years later makes my stomach crawl. OJ says he told his family and his attorneys the night before that he did not want any celebrating. That’s interesting. OJ thinks he will see Nicole in heaven. OJ says he went to Nicole’s grave and screamed at her.
A year after this interview he was arrested for the sports memorabilia armed robbery and sentenced to over 30 years. He was paroled after 9 years last October and is currently living in Las Vegas.
Production wants you to know that OJ was not consulted or compensated by this program.
So what did you think of all that? I found it terribly depressing.