Sacha Baron Cohen tries to get O.J. Simpson to confess to murder in awkward new interview

2018-08-27 17:20
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Cape Town - It seems like Sacha Baron Cohen left the most controversial interview for last in his much talked-about new TV show, Who is America.

During the final episode Sacha is in disguise as fictional Italian playboy Gio Monaldo. 

During a sit-down interview he tries his best to elicit a confession from the former football player O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. 

A clip from the show that appeared online shows Sacha making awkward jokes about murder weapons and killing girlfriends whilst Simpson simply brushes it off by laughing uncomfortably.

"Me and you we have something in common," Sacha’s character Gio tells O.J.

He adds: "We’re both…how you say…lady killers. It’s not what it sounds like. In Italian it translate to somebody who murders women."

O.J. then laughingly replies: "I ain’t kill nobody."

"I didn’t either. I didn’t either," Gio jokes as he pats O.J. on the knee. Both men laugh and then do a fist-bump. 

The show, which airs on Showtime in the US, is not currently available in South Africa. 

O.J. was arrested and charged with the murders of Nicole and Ron in 1994. He was found not guilty by a jury after a lengthy trial. The families of the victims subsequently filed a civil suit against him, and in 1997 a civil court awarded a $33.5 million judgment against him for the victims' wrongful deaths.



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