O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? Special to Air on Fox

Former NFL Hall of Famer speculates on a crime of the century on O.J. Simpson: the Lost Confession? special.

“Forget everything you think you know about that night, because I know the facts better than anyone,” O.J. Simpson says in the trailer for O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?. “This is one story the whole world got wrong.” Fox TV will air the special, which features a 2006 interview where Simpson speculates on what may have happened the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were murdered, according to TVLine.

The two-hour special will be hosted by journalist Soledad O’Brien. It will also feature a panel of analysts who will break down the interview. The previously unaired interview was conducted by publisher, producer and host Judith Regan.

The TV special was tied into Simpson’s book If I Did It, in which he offered a hypothetical account of the events of the night of June 12, 1994, and explains how he would have killed his ex-wife if  he had done it, which he denied. News Corporation cancelled the book’s originally planned November 2006 publication because of criticism from the victims’ families.

Two Fox TV specials surrounding the book’s release were cancelled. The videotapes sat on the shelves for 12 years on the Fox studio lot. The interview tapes were thought to be lost for over a decade. They were recently discovered.

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A Florida bankruptcy court awarded the rights of the book, which was written by ghostwriter Pablo Fenjves along with Simpson, to the Goldman family in 2007. The title was changed to If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer. Comments from the Goldmans, Fenjves and journalist Dominick Dunne were added. The book was released on September 13, 2007. The Brown and Goldman families reportedly support the airing. Simpson will not profit from the special.

Simpson was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife and her friend in 1995. He was found liable for the deaths of Brown and Goldman in civil lawsuits brought by their families two years later. He was ordered to pay $33.5 million in restitution to the victim’s families.

A year after sitting down for the interview with Regan, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas on felony charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He was found guilty on 12 counts the year after that. He was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. Simpson was released on parole five months ago on October 1, 2017.

The 20th anniversary of  the “Trial of the Century” was commemorated in Ryan Murphy’s Emmy-winning FX limited series The People Vs. O.J. Simpson and ESPN’s Oscar-winning documentary O.J.: Made In America.

O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? will feature public service announcements on domestic violence awareness.

You can watch the trailer here:


Fox will premiere O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? on Sunday, March 11 at 8 PM.

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