Wow. The Daily Mail is reporting that The National Enquirer is reporting O.J. will admit he murdered his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman in a televised interview from jail with Oprah Winfrey. Simpson will claim it was in self-defense after Brown allegedly pulled a knife on him. Simpson is currently serving 9 years for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas in 2008:
O.J Simpson has confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he murdered his former wife, it has been reported.
The talk show host made headlines recently saying that one of her regrets was never having got the shamed former sportsman to confess to the killing.
And it appears her wish may well have come true with reports Simpson has already told one of her producers in an interview from jail that he knifed ex-wife Nicole in self-defence – a confession he will now repeat to the talk show queen during a spectacular televised sit down interview.
The chat, which would be held in prison, would be a hug coup for Oprah, whose network, OWN, has suffered a massive hit in ratings recently.
Simpson is currently serving a nine-year sentence at Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Centre, after he was convicted of robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas in October 2008 after a botched heist to retrieve his memorabilia he said was stolen by dealers.
He was famously acquitted in October 1995 of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman despite huge amounts of evidence against him.
According to the National Enquirer, the interview is set to be filmed after Simpson confessed he killed the pair in self-defence to a producer from inside prison.
‘Oprah has been in touch with O.J. for the past year,’ a source told the magazine. She contacted him in prison to explore the possibility that he might give her an interview.
‘He has always been a big fan of hers, but for a long time he was reluctant to say he did the crime or give the details of how it happened.’
According to the insider, Simpson recently decided to go through with the confession after he was contacted again by one of Oprah’s producers.
UPDATE: This one appears to be a false alarm. I wasn’t completely sure that this story would pan out, and after being unable to even find the original National Enquirer story, I think it’s safe to say that this one’s too good to be true.