Centuries of romantic literature and art tell us that real relationships are all about obsession. That people who are truly in love with each other have no boundaries. Our society romanticizes intense, controlling relationships so much that when it comes to love we believe control and manipulation is ok. Perhaps for the novel plot it is, but in real life obsession and manipulation aren't signs of true, passionate love, they are signs of a controlling and manipulative partner.
'Forget everything you think you know about that night, because I know the facts better than anyone. This is one story the whole world got wrong.'
The O.J. Simpson case undeniably the most controversial well-known murder case of modern history is the the product of controlling and abusive relationship triggered by love. The version of "love" you don't want to come face to face with. The world was divided in two over this case. Some were convinced that Simpson murdered his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman and others shouted Free O.J.!
O.J. Simpson was not convicted of murder, but many believed he got away with murder. He planned to write a book about the murders with a title "If I Did It" but Nicole's family argued that he shouldn't be allowed to profit off of her death, the book ended.
In the interview conducted in 2006 with Judith Regan and aired 12 years later today, O.J. Simpson walks Regan through describing what happened on the day of the murder, hypothetically placing himself at the crime scene.
The interview was pitched to Judith Regan as O.J.'s confession, but he wanted to use the word "hypothetical".
"I received a phone call from an attorney who said 'O.J. is ready to confess,'" Regan said in Sunday's show, when asked how the interview came together.
"The only condition that he had was that he didn't want to call the book I Did It. He wanted to put an 'if' in front of it so that he would have deniability with his children. He couldn't face his children and he couldn't tell them that he had done it. That was the way it was portrayed to me."
As the interview progresses, O.J. Simpson forgets the hypothetical and tells a story from his own point of view.
"I always kept a knife in the car for the crazies and stuff because you can't travel with a gun"
"I go to the front and I'm looking to see what's going on," "While I was there, a guy [Goldman] shows up. A guy I really didn't recognize. I may have seen him around, but I really didn't recognize him to be anyone. In the mood I was in, I started having words with him."
"Nicole had come out and we started having words about 'Who is this guy? Why is he here? What's going on?'" Simpson said. "As things got heated, I just remember that Nicole fell and hurt herself and this guy kind of got into a karate thing, and I said, 'Well, you think you can kick my ass?'
"To be honest, after that I don't remember, except, I'm standing there and there's all kinds of stuff around ... blood and stuff around,"
"I go back, parked a block away because I knew the limo would be there. Came across the backyard through the two tennis courts and came through the house,"
Nicole Brown Simpson was the German-American wife of retired professional football player and actor O. J. Simpson and the mother of their two children, Sydney and Justin. She was found murdered at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles on June 13, 1994 where the young Simpson children, Sydney and Justin, slept upstairs.
Nicole kept a diary describing the anger, the hitting, the kicking, the fighting that began soon after her marriage. She had photos of her injuries and she had witnesses. The stalking began when Nicole filed for divorce. She wrote that she was extremely frightened that O.J. would kill her and that he had become a monster. She tried to protect herself. And he did. Did he get what he wished for?
In 2006 interview with Judith Regan O.J. Simpson answer to Regan's question as to how he felt during Nicole's funeral. O.J. Simpson said:
"if you're angry with a person upon their death, if you're angry with someone about whatever is going on in your life, when they die, it's not like that anger disappears" Simpson told Judith Regan.
He did not stop there, going on to explain that he felt most of that anger over the fact that he would no longer be able to yell at Nicole, who had died just three days prior to the service in a gruesome double murder.
Kind of feelings any grieving husband would have after his/her loved one would be gruesomely murdered, right?
Check out the clip here: TMZ
O.J.Simpson was an abuser of the worst kind, one with money, power and fame. Nicole was his possession like the trophies he earned and mansions he owned and no one was going to walk away from him.The normal rules of society did not apply to O.J. Simpson he could do what he wanted, when he wanted and there would always be an adoring public to have his back. So he did. He slashed her throat killing both Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman.
And public protected him and jury found him not guilty.
Rest in peace Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The judgement day will come!