The lure of the O.J. Simpson case is still creating ripples in the media pond over twenty years later. Simpson famously escaped a double-murder charge after almost a year of one of the most publicized criminal cases ever. On a Fox special program called “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” the fabled unhinged athlete speaks in hypothetical terms about how we could have committed the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The interview was originally filmed in 2006, but Fox was forced to pull the footage before it was released due to public outrage.
The "lost" footage finds O.J. in an unsettling space describing how he would have disposed of bloody evidence, and he even makes up a friend called Charlie, who he says handed him the murder weapon. The entire interview is eerie, and it feels like even O.J. is nervous about the interaction. In order to quell bad press, Fox aired a public service announcement for the National Domestic Violence Hotline during each commercial break of the special.
“I think he’s confessed to murder. If I’d know he said this in 2006 I would not have objected to the release of this video,” states Prosecutor Christopher Darden. Darden was one of the most vocal objectors to Fox's original plans to air the interview in 2006. “I don’t think there’s any question of his involvement and that he is the person who is wielding the knife," continued Darden.