The OJ Simpson Tapes: 7 Shocking Things He Said in Rarely Seen Deposition Tapes

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ABC News apologizes for false promotion of O.J. Simpson civil trial deposition tapes.

More than 20 years after Nicole Brown Simpson’s brutal slaying, says she regrets not being able to save her friend amid signs of what she calls an increasingly abusive relationship with her ex-husband, football player O.J.

The startling footage shows Simpson facing awkward questions during his civil trial in 1996 that he avoided during his criminal trial by refusing to testify.The grainy footage showed a deposition Simpson gave under oath over 13 days in a 1997 civil case, and had been gathering dust in an underground storage facility for nearly two decades before being discovered by documentary film-makers. Simpson. “At the end of Nicole’s life, I think she finally was at a place where she knew she had to be more vocal with what was going on and she was in trouble,” Jenner, 59, says in a new LMN documentary, The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Simpson, 68, was controversially acquitted of murdering Miss Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995 in the case dubbed the ‘Trial of the Century’.

Case: The Untold Story, according to ABC News. “The one thing she would tell all of us by the time, you know, it got to that level was, ‘He’s going to kill me and he’s going to get away with it.’ ” O.J., 68, was acquitted of murder in 1995, sparking a national national outcry. Until now the VHS tapes have barely been seen by anyone other than lawyers who worked on the case, but they were released as part of a documentary called ‘OJ Speaks: The Hidden Tapes’ and shown by TV network ABC News. Attorney Daniel Petrocelli notes during the deposition that only 299 pairs of Bruno Magli shoes in that size have ever been sold in the United States. Jenner’s late ex-husband Robert Kardashian – the father of her now famous children Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian and Rob Kardashian – worked on his defense team. “I will always feel guilty that I didn’t pay more attention and didn’t speak up when I thought anything was wrong or asked her more, ‘Do you want to talk about it?’ ” Jenner says of Nicole in the documentary.

The news division had to issue an apology Friday for the erroneous claim. “We were wrongly under the impression these deposition tapes were exclusive and had not aired before at length,” an ABC News spokesperson said in a statement. “We learned this morning portions did air 15 years ago. When he was shown police photographs of Nicole with a bruised face and a cut lip, Simpson initially said: “It reflects doing a movie that we’re doing and we’re doing make-up.” Simpson replied: “I think any marks that’s on her, I take full responsibility for. We apologize for the mistake.” The airing of the tapes, scheduled for Friday night’s edition of the news magazine “20/20″ was heavily touted in on-air promos and by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos during Friday’s edition of “Good Morning America.” The Times also reported that ABC was airing the tapes for the first time after being in storage for nearly 20 years, based on information provided by the network and an interview with “20/20″ coanchor Elizabeth Vargas, who is scheduled to present the video and related interviews on the program. I take total responsibility.’ Asked if he has ever throttled Miss Simpson, the former actor and American football player admits that on a previous occasion he ‘could have touched her neck, yes.’. During the questioning Simpson is asked about the men’s size 12 Bruno Magli brand shoe print stamped in the victims’ blood that was found at the scene of the murder in Brentwood, Los Angeles.

But when a newspaper published a picture of him wearing a pair nine months before the murder he was hauled back in for more questioning by Mr Petrocelli. She said, “These tapes were locked away for 20 years”; she said, “tonight on ’20/20′ we have a first look at those long-lost video depositions”; she said the tapes were “unearthed” by the filmmakers; she said they were “long-lost”; she said they were “gathering dust.” Gathering dust, indeed, since at least June 15, 1999.

Documentary filmmakers Steven Auerbach, Chuck Braverman and Lawrence Schiller learned about them through Petrocelli, and featured extensive footage in their documentaries about the Simpson case that will air next week on cable networks A&E and LMN. News outlets — especially in the TV sector — are forever touting the thinnest exclusives, to the point that any eye-rolling media reporter learns to take a pass on harrumphing about most such atrocities.

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