Fox network is going to air an interview with OJ Simpson that has never been seen before and in which he hypothesizes about what happened the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were murdered.
The special, which is called 'OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession?' will feature an interview with TV host Judith Regan that was recorded 12 years ago in 2006, and which was the source of the book 'If I Did It'.
Even though Simpson was acquitted of the murders which took place in 1994, the book which was ghostwritten by Pablo Fenjves spoke about a hypothetical situation if Simpson had committed the highly publicized murders.
Sources close to Fox told TMZ that Simpson spoke about what he would have done if he had murdered his ex-wife and her friend and how he would have ideally used an accomplice.
In the documentary, Simpson apparently talks in the third person and describes how the murders might have been committed if he was responsible.
The show also makes it look like a first-person account of the events that transpired on June 12, 1994.
People who know about the content of the program have said the hypothetical version of events that Simpson would have him going to his ex-wife's house just to "scare the shit out of her".
According to Simpson's account, he would have taken the infamous Bronco to her home with a friend of his, who he did not name, taken a knife in there as well and put on a hat and gloves.
Simpson, who was an NFL star at one point, went on to talk about how he would have looked into a window and seen candles which would lead him to think that his ex-wife was expecting a man to arrive.
TMZ has said that Ron Goldman was probably the one who showed up and a fight broke out, according to Simpson.
Nicole would have come running out after hearing the scuffle and Simpson said he would have blacked out and killed the two of them before he regained consciousness and realized he was covered in blood.
The interview was never aired because of a huge public outrage, so News Corp, Fox's owner, was forced to admit to the public that the interview was in poor taste. The network had to apologize to the families of Brown Simpson and Goldman.
In a promo for the documentary that was released on March 1, Simpson is seen wearing a light blue polo with a dark blue sports coat, walking into the view of the camera and sitting down on an armchair.
Simpson says in the teaser: "Forget everything you think you know about that night because I know the facts better than anyone. This is one story the whole world got wrong."
The interview was canned and the tapes were put away for good...or so everyone thought. A few months ago, the tapes were dug up and now it will be aired on March 11.
The Hollywood Reporter said that both the victims' families have finally granted permission to Fox to air the infamous and controversial documentary.
The Goldman family had the rights for 'If I Did It' earlier which they gained in a civil suit and Simpson will not be getting any profits from the interview which has never been seen before.
Simpson's ex-wife Nicole and her friend Goldman were found outside Nicole's home stabbed to death in June 1994. Simpson was then tried and acquitted for the two murders in 1995 in what is now known as the "Trial of the Century".
In 1997, though, a civil court jury found that he was liable for the wrongful death and battery of Goldman and the battery of Brown Simpson. The enormous judgment was ordered against him.
Simpson has managed to dodge this burden in spite of reportedly getting $25,000 from the NFL as pension and an additional 5 million from the Screen Actor's Guild pension.
The former NFL player was released from prison in 2017 on parole after being locked up for 10 years for a Las Vegas armed robbery which he was involved in.
The Fox documentary will be hosted by Soledad O'Brien and will air on March 11 at 8 p.m. which is the same time as ABC's 'American Idol' revival.
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