Friday, April 12, 2024

OJ Simpson Tells Parole Board: “I’ve never lived a criminal life” and “I’m a conflict-free guy”


UPDATE Despite having stood trial for killing two people– one of them his ex wife and mother of two of his children– OJ Simpson told a parole board today: “I’ve never lived a criminal life” and “I’m a conflict free guy.” I don’t know about you, but I did spit take when he said these things. Simpson has insisted to the parole board that he’s a good guy, a good Christian, and just “wants to get back to his kids and his friends.”


OJ Simpson’s parole hearing in Nevada is taking place right now. He’s been in jail for 9 years for a robbery gone wrong when he tried to back– with a weapon–souvenirs he thought belonged to him.

He never went to jail for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994. He was acquitted by a criminal jury but held accountable for them by a civil jury.

Everyone cashed in the OJ Simpson murders, from OJ himself to a cast of characters including Kato Kaelin, Faye Resnick and even Kris Kardashian Jenner who loves to use tidbits from that story to fuel her celebrity.

Even OJ’s sister flogged a book proposal at the time. Nicole Brown’s family sold videos of Nicole and OJ’s wedding. Nicole’s sisters started a charity and ran it into the ground.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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