O.J. Simpson has appeared on Fox's The Lost Confession this weekend to talk about the unsolved murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend. Brown and Ron Goldman, 25, were found stabbed to death on the driveway of her house in Brentwood, California two years after her divorce from the football player. O.J married Nicole in 1985 and subjected her to years of spousal abuse both during their marriage and afterwards, pleaded no contest to abuse charges in court. Simpson was accused of the murders and led 20 police cars and nine helicopters on an infamous car chase across L.A. after refusing to hand himself in. Simpson’s case, dubbed the ‘trial of the century’ opened in January 1995, and the Naked Gun star was eventually acquitted of both murders that October, though he was later found responsible for the deaths in a civil trial, and ordered to pay the victims's next of kin up to $33.5million in damages.
The interview was originally slated to be shown in 2006 but was pulled after the families of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman objected. Rupert Murdoch was forced to apologize for the controversial show at the time, but it finally reached air last night. In it, O.J. can be seen laughing hysterically as he recalled seeing his wife Nicole Brown’s nearly-decapitated corpse just moments after she was murdered. Simpson talks at length about a clash between his friend ‘Charlie’ and victim Ron Goldman that included him grabbing a knife from his car: "I do remember grabbing the knife from Charlie, after that I don’t remember, after that there’s all kind of blood around. This guy kind of got into this karate thing… I’m standing there..there’s all stuff kinda around. Blood and stuff." The man can then be seen dissolving into laughter as he details the nature of the grisly murders, saying: "I hate to say this, I don’t think any two people could have been murdered the way they were without being covered in blood."
The interview was initially an accompaniment to Judith Regan's bestselling novel 'If I Did It', a 'hypothetical' explanation about how the NFL player might have killed Brown and Goldman. Regan sits on a panel of people after the interview is shown, who discuss what O.J. says and private context for some of the more far out comments. His friend 'Charlie', for example, is believed to be a figment of his imagination and was not actually present for the murders. Over the course of the interview, O.J. can be seen complaining that not enough of the press coverage of the murders focused on Nicole Brown's failings. Yep. He was annoyed that, when investigating her murder, police and lawyers didn't bitch about her enough. He may maintain that he's not responsible for the killings but the interview speaks for itself.