O.J. Simpson laughed hysterically as he recalled seeing his wife Nicole Brown’s nearly-decapitated corpse moments after she was murdered.
Speaking during The Lost Confession interview Sunday, Simpson recalled how he and his friend ‘Charlie’ clashed with Nicole’s friend Ron Goldman after grabbing a knife from the actor’s car.
The footballer turned actor claims he ‘blacked out’ shortly after the clash began, when Goldman began pulling ‘karate’-type moves on him.
He continued: ‘I do remember grabbing the knife from Charlie, after that I don’t remember, after that there’s all kind of stuff around.
Asked by interviewer Judith Regan ‘What kind of stuff?’ O.J. answered blood.
He continued: ‘This guy kind of got into this karate thing… I’m standing there..there’s all stuff kinda around. Blood and stuff.’
Going into extremely graphic detail while dissolving into laughter, O.J. continued: ‘I hate to say this, I don’t think any two people could have been murdered the way they were without being ocovered in blood.’
He earlier admitted bringing a knife out of his Ford Bronco moments before the killing, claiming he kept the weapon in his car for protection against the ‘crazies’ of L.A.
In a panel discussion moments later Regan, who published an accompanying book, claims O.J.’s words amounted to a confession to murder.
Sunday’s television interview was originally pulled in 2006 after an outcry from the families of (victims) Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, with Fox boss Rupert Murdoch himself apologizing for the bad-taste show.
The families have now approved its release, with the Goldman’s awarded the rights to If I Did It after launching a civil suit.
It was screened with a panel of analysts to discuss what O.J. says and provide context.
O.J. married Nicole in 1985 and pleaded no contest to spousal abuse in 1989.
O.J. continued to abuse Nicole after they divorced in 1992, with both her and her friend Ron Goldman, 25, were found stabbed to death on the driveway of her house in Brentwood, Ca., two years later.
He was accused of her murder – but led 20 police cars and nine helicopters on a low-speed chase across L.A. after refusing to hand himself in.
Simpson’s case, dubbed the ‘trial of the century’ opened in January 1995, with the Naked Gun star acquitted of both murders that October.
He was later found responsible for the deaths in a civil trial, and ordered to pay Brown and Goldman’s relatives $33.5million in damages.
Simpson was convicted of felonies including kidnapping, burglary and armed robbery in 2007, and jailed for up to 33 years. He was released on parole last October.