‘O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?’ to Air on Fox
Will this ever be over? Just when it appeared that every avenue regarding O.J. Simpson and the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, along with her friend, Ron Goldman, had been exhausted — TV movies, documentaries, re-enactments, panel discussions, as well as “lost” evidence and confessions emerging from various vaults and archives — Fox presents “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession,” airing Sunday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
According to the network, in 2006, O.J. Simpson sat down with noted publisher, producer and host Judith Regan for a “wide-ranging, no-holds-barred” interview in which Simpson gives a shocking hypothetical account of the events that occurred on the night that Brown Simpson and Goldman were murdered. During their conversation, Simpson, in his own words, offers a detailed — and “disturbing” description of what might have happened on that fateful night of June 12, 1994.
Fox said that for more than a decade, the tapes of that infamous interview were lost — until now. During the two-hour special hosted by Soledad O’Brien, Simpson’s “explosive” words finally will be heard, as he answers the questions that gripped a nation during the “Trial of the Century.”
The broadcast will air with limited interruptions and will feature public service announcements on domestic violence awareness throughout the program. Also, O’Brien will be joined by a panel of analysts who will discuss the interview, providing timely analysis and context for the never-before-seen footage.
Today, Simpson is a free man. His criminal case and subsequent civil trial, however, continue to captivate people around the world. Although exonerated of murdering Brown Simpson and Goldman, Simpson was later sued in civil court, found responsible for both murders and ordered to pay $33.5 million in restitution to the victims’ families. In 2007, he was arrested in Las Vegas on felony charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and counts of assault with a deadly weapon. The following year, he was found guilty on 12 counts and sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. Simpson was released on parole five months ago on Oct. 1, 2017.