O.J. Simpson Denies Killing Ex-Wife in Sacha Baron Cohen Spoof Interview
WENN/Judy Eddy/Rob Rich
TV

For the season finale of his show, the British comedian donned a disguise and pretended to be an eccentric Italian playboy to secure a chat with O.J.

AceShowbiz - O.J. Simpson has denied murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson in a spoof interview with prankster Sacha Baron Cohen.

For the season finale of his show "Who Is America?", which aired on U.S. network HBO on Sunday, August 26, the British comedian donned a disguise and pretended to be an eccentric Italian playboy to secure a chat with O.J.

The 71-year-old ex-sportsman, who was acquitted of killing Nicole in 1995 after a trial that fascinated and divided America, believed he was talking to 'Gio Monaldo', a wealthy fashion photographer.

According to Fox News, during their chat, Sacha's character joked about the ways he'd like to kill his girlfriend, such as by pushing her out of a helicopter or by sabotaging a bungee rope - with the comments met with chuckles from the disgraced American football star.

He then broached the subject of Nicole's murder by saying they were both "ladykillers" - prompting O.J. to state: "No, I didn't kill nobody."

The funnyman went on to claim he had a wealthy business partner who would pay his interviewee to disclose what had happened on the night of June 12, 1994 when Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death outside her condominium in Brentwood, Los Angeles.

O.J. denied he could reveal any details about their murder, contending: "Well, first of all, she wasn't my wife. We had been divorced. And second of all, I didn't do it. ... I didn't 'get away' with nothing."

Although he was acquitted, the sportsman-turned-actor was found civilly liable for the killings in 1997 and ordered by a California court to pay $33.5 million (£26 million) to his ex-wife and Ron's families.

O.J was released to parole last October after spending nine years in jail for leading five men, including two armed with guns, to a Las Vegas hotel room to confront two sports memorabilia dealers possessing mementoes of his career in September 2007.

He maintains he was attempting to retrieve items stolen from him.

You can share this post!

Related Posts