Two decades after the infamous O.J. Simpson verdict, America is again obsessed with the crime thanks to a combination of FX's TV show "The People vs. O.J. Simpson" and the sudden emergence of potential new evidence. Now, with all eyes on the Nicole Brown Simpson murder investigation, one key player is stepping forward claiming he knows who killed O.J. Simpson's ex-wife.
Speaking with KNX 1070 NewsRadio in Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson’s former manager, Norman Pardo, asserted that he knows exactly who is responsible for the deaths of Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994. However, for whatever reason, he isn’t able to disclose that information to the public “right now.” When asked why he didn’t take this information to the police in the first place, Pardo began to tell an intricate tale.
“We tried to talk to the police, but they took all my stuff regarding the incidents,” he said. “We had people working on it, and when we talked to the police about it, they raided my office and took it all.”
Norman Pardo, O.J. Simpson's manager, speaks to students about evidence surrounding his murder trial at Clarkston HS. pic.twitter.com/E2JckVnb7L
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Pardo has been speaking out of late after potential new evidence in the case may have been discovered by the LAPD. As previously reported, a construction worker claimed he had found the knife on Simpson's former Brentwood, California, property several years ago and handed it off to a now-retired LAPD officer that was nearby. It’s unclear why the evidence is only being submitted for formal lab testing now, but many have speculated that the knife could be the murder weapon, which was never found during the initial investigation. While authorities are testing the knife, they've warned the public the story could end up being a hoax.
With many wondering what Simpson, who is currently in jail for an unrelated crime, thinks about the knife allegedly discovered on his property, Pardo told People he's ignoring it. "He’s not talking about it. When he heard the news on TV, all he did was shake his head, as if to say, ‘Will this ever end?’ He’s definitely shrugging it off and pretty much saying, I’m not going to worry about it.”
Interest in the case resurfaced a month before the knife came into play. FX has been running its adaptation of the trial in “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” which is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book about the case, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” In it, Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Simpson.