The gruesome murder of Nicole Brown and Ron Howard was followed by the oily capitalization on the saga surrounding O.J. Simpson's ensuing trial, acquittal, and future incarceration for an unrelated incident. Last we saw of Juice after he was paroled, Sacha Baron Cohen interviewed him in the finale of his controversial Showtime program, Who is America? But now Simpson's former manager, Norman Pardo, is about to pitch a documentary that reportedly reveals O.J. "didn't act alone," according to the New York Post.
Pardo is pitching—along with co-executive producer Dylan Howard (Discovery ID's An American Murder Mystery, Reelz's National Enquirer Investigates)—a documentary series with exclusive, unreleased video that apparently implicates the former running back and commercial pitchman in the death of Brown and Howard, and adds that there's at least one accessory to the murders.
"For the first time, the most thorough investigation into the murder ever conducted will be shared with America," Pardo tells the Post. "We have assembled a team of internationally renowned criminal investigators, experts and lawyers. And they believe they can not only prove Simpson was involved in their deaths—but for the first time reveal he had at least one accomplice."
Talk of an accomplice isn't a new development in a murder that happened almost a quarter century ago—the anniversary is part of why Pardo is pitching the documentary now. Simpson's infamous imaginary description of how the murders might've happened also included a collaborator.
Pardo says he's been friends with O.J. for over 20 years, since Simpson's acquittal, and he and Howard (also the VP and CCO of American Media, which owns tabloids like Us Weekly, RadarOnline, and the National Enquirer) have been working on the documentary for the last four. To support his claims, Pardo informed the Post he possesses over 70 hours of video of Simpson no one has ever seen. Howard and Pardo are pitching streaming services and networks now, so expect to see some of that unreleased footage soon. Now, we need another shower.