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Over two decades after Nicole Brown Simpson’s 911 tapes were used as evidence against ex-husband O.J. Simpson in her 1994-1995 murder trial, Simpson is telling his side of the story of the audio, which involves Brown Simpson telling a dispatcher that Simpson had broken down her backdoor to get in.
In a new clip of Fox’s upcoming special O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?, Simpson says the reason he is yelling at Brown Simpson, his wife of seven years, and her roommate on the tapes is because he was warning Brown Simpson to keep her roommate and certain “girls” away from his children.
“During that 911 tape that everyone hears me yelling, I’m saying, ‘I don’t want these girls around my kids.’ And that’s the only thing that that argument on the 911 tape was about,” Simpson said. “I went to her house and read her the riot act, I did what any father would do. And yet people listen to that tape and they [hear] this horrible person.”
Transcripts of the tapes provided to press at the time of the trial show Brown Simpson alleging that Simpson had broken into her house from the backdoor and was screaming at her roommate in the front yard. “My ex-husband has just broken into my house, and he’s ranting and raving outside in the front yard,” she said. She added that he had not been drinking or doing drugs. “He’s going to beat the shit out of me,” she told the dispatcher at another point.
Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were found murdered in June 1993 at her Brentwood home in Los Angeles. Simpson was acquitted of her murder, but in a civil trial in 1997, he was found liable for the death of Goldman and for domestic battery of Brown Simpson. Simpson was ordered to pay $8.5 million in damages to Goldman’s family and biological mother.
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