The infamous murder trial of O.J. Simpson is arguably one of the most well-known and frequently discussed cases in modern day history. On March 11, 2018, Fox News aired a previously “lost” and never-before-seen interview between Judith Regan and O.J. Simpson that stirred up a renewed media frenzy over the controversial case.
The chilling and disturbing interview details O.J. Simpson’s hypothetical confession of murdering his ex-wife and her friend. Simpson describes being very furious with his ex-wife and blacking out after Nicole had fallen over. When he regained consciousness, he was covered in blood. The details described in O.J.’s hypothetical situations do appear to match up to the prosecution’s timeline of events, and several individuals have claimed O.J.’s interview is tantamount to a confession.
When the interview was originally filmed, the controversial nature of the interview caused it to be suppressed for the last 12 years. Regan, the interviewer, was eventually fired for attempting to broadcast the “incredibly disturbing” interview. Ultimately, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of all murder charges back in 1995. In civil court, he was found liable and ordered to pay over $33.5 million to the victims in 1997.
While Simpson maintains a level of plausible deniability by claiming his statements are hypothetical, social media has considered this “lost” interview more proof of O.J.’s guilt. The hashtag “#DidOJConfess” was trending on Twitter throughout the airing of the interview, and Fox news made sure to include several public-service announcements about domestic abuse and violence throughout the special.