Oprah's representatives have responded to Internet reports that she has scheduled an interview with ex-NFL football player and Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson, in which he allegedly confesses to the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson.
Hollywood Life, a celebrity news and gossip column website, has reported that O.J. Simpson, 63, had agreed to an interview with Oprah and was going to final confess his alleged involvement in the stabbing death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
This false news report was based on a story in the National Enquirer that said Simpson was going to confess he has stabbed Nicole Brown Simpson in self-defense after she supposedly attacked him with a knife at her home in Brentwood, California in 1994.
"Despite a National Enquirer report that Simpson confessed from prison to murdering ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, a rep for Harpo tells The Hollywood Reporter, That's not true."
The rumor picked up steam and continued to build in the news after the Daily Mail and Hollywood Life reported on the National Enquirer story and added enough details to create a plausible report that a jailhouse confession was in the works and would be aired on Oprah's new television broadcasting channel OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Hollywood Life reported, "The interview would have to be held at Nevada's Lovelock Correction Center, where O.J. is serving a 9-year sentence for robbery and kidnapping on unrelated charges from 2008."
O.J. Simpson was found guilty on 12 charges, including armed robbery and kidnapping over a decade ago. The crimes occurred at a Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel room in a armed confrontation that involved sports memorabilia Simpson claimed ownership of, which were allegedly stolen from him, reported the L.A. Times.
The verdict and sentencing came 13 years from the date a Los Angeles jury acquitted the football legend for the murders of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson in California.
Simpson was found liable for the deaths of Goldman and Brown Simpson in a civil case in 1997, reported the New York Times. He was ordered by the court "to pay the Goldman family $38 million and Ms. Simpson's family was awarded $24 million." Simpson has not yet satisfied the judgement of the court.
The recent Oprah story was based on an appearance Oprah gave in Chicago where she said “I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me, and I am going to make that happen people.”
“I don’t just want the interview,” she continued. “I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson,” reported The Hollywood Reporter.
Simpson remains incarcerated in the Nevada prison and at this time there is no interview scheduled or in the works said the Harpo representatives.