O.J. Simpson Blames Oprah Winfrey For Being in Prison

Says former talk show queen presented one-sided opinions.

Posted: 07/30/2012 10:45 AM EDT
O.J. Simpson

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O.J. Simpson has no love for Oprah Winfrey, partly because he feels she was a factor in his current stint in prison.


Following an article in the New York Daily News  on The Unpromotable, a film about Simpson, a producer for Winfrey’s OWN network contacted Norman Pardo, the 51-year-old former promoter for the jailed football legend who is putting the film together. He is often in contact with Simpson.


According to Pardo, Kayla McCormick, a co-producer of Winfrey’s prime-time series  Oprah’s Next Chapter, requested to get the first interview with Simpson from the Nevada jail where he is serving 33 years for kidnapping, robbery and using a deadly weapon.


Specifically, said Pardo, Winfrey’s producers want Simpson “to go on her show and confess” to the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and Ronald Goldman. In 1995 Simpson was tried and acquitted of both murders.


Winfrey has publicly said she’s had a dream about Simpson confessing the murders to her.


What hinders the interview from happening is, according to Pardo, “O.J. doesn’t like Oprah. He feels like she’s partially responsible for him being in jail now.”


Pardo says, “She never let anyone like me come on the [The Oprah Winfrey Show] and talk about him.” Winfrey’s famed talk show ended last year.

But there is one way Oprah can get the interview with O.J., Pardo says.


“She can get him to confess, don’t get me wrong — everyone has their price,” he claims. “If she can get him out of prison, that is.”


The former promoter says he will ask Simpson to do the interview with Oprah from behind bars the next time the former footballer calls him, though he thinks Simpson will not change his mind.


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