Between the recent series The People v. O.J. Simpson:American Crime Story and the newly released ESPN documentary O.J: Made In America folks are practically reliving one of the most highly talked about murder cases in American history.
And now, over 20 years later, people are still asking the same question: Did O.J. Simpson murder Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman?
Christopher Darden, the cross prosecutor in the 1994 trial and author of In Contempt, stopped by The View on Thursday and revealed that O.J. might have admitted to murdering his ex-wife. “I think he’s probably confessed it—whether he was awake or in his dreams—probably a million times since 1994,” Darden said. “I think he confessed it.”
He continued, “I think he confessed it during the trial, and I think he confessed it in the L.A. County Jail, but we weren’t allowed access to the conversation or the content of the confession.”
Darden finally added, “We heard that he confessed during the trial. We heard that he confessed to Rosey Grier during the trial.”
The group also discussed the fitting of the gloves and of course the now famous saying uttered by the late Johnny Cochran, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”
“A lot has been said about these gloves,” Darden said. “But let me just say this, I’m a leader. This was my team, ultimately, in the end. I stood there with him. I let him put those gloves on, and why not? They’re his gloves. There are pictures of him wearing those same gloves. His blood is in those gloves. The blood of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown are in those gloves. They’re his gloves. The gloves fit him the same way they always did.”
As for theories circulating as to why the gloves might not have fit properly, Darden explained, “I’ve heard so many theories of the swelling…I’ve heard so many excuses and reasons for it. I gotta tell you, maybe I’m in denial…but when I look, the gloves fit.”