— John DePetro Show (@JohnDePetroshow) March 12, 2018
Many people didn’t expect much from FOX’s O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession special, other than a bait-and-switch. Well, things were more nefarious than expected when the network aired the previously buried 2006 interview. Within these three (terrible quality video clips), Simpson tells Judith Regan how he would have murdered Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, and it sounds like a confession that’s couched in hypotheticals, so literally that he uses the word, over and over again. Above, he awkwardly chuckles and smirks while repeating the word “hypothetical,” which is how he describes parking in the alley, putting on gloves, and reaching underneath the seat for a knife.
Below, it gets worse, and Simpson creates a character called “Charlie” who was also … there? “I do remember taking the knife from Charlie, and to be honest, after that I don’t remember,” Simpson continues before bursting into uproarious laughter. “Except I’m standing there and there’s all kind of stuff around … blood and stuff around … I hate to say this, but this is hypothetical.”
“Taking the knife from Charlie, and to be honest, after that I don’t remember. Except I’m standing there and there’s all kind of stuff around … blood and stuff around…” *breaks into laughter* – O.J. Simpson #DidOJConfess pic.twitter.com/eZA27EERli
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) March 12, 2018
However, Simpson then suddenly stops using the word “hypothetical,” and — by the end of the clip — he begins describing the murders in first person. “It was horrible,” Simpson remarked. “It was absolutely horrible.”
#OJSimpson just confessed to murder. He stopped saying this scenario was hypothetical and started speaking about the murders in first person. This monster admitted killing his ex-wife in 2006 and the interview was buried. #DidOJConfess pic.twitter.com/Gmbcd6tmMb
— Sil Lai Abrams (@Sil_Lai) March 12, 2018
Needless to say, social media was floored by O.J.’s painstakingly detailed “hypothetical” description of how the murders happened.
Indeed, Simpson should sigh in relief that double jeopardy protects him because folks don’t know what on earth just happened.
In case you were wondering, one of the former prosecuting attorneys on the case, Christopher Darden, agrees. “I think he’s confessed to murder,” Darden told Soledad O’Brien. Yup, it sure seems like it … hypothetically.
— FOX (@FOXTV) March 12, 2018