OJ Simpson was
released on October 1 from the Nevada prison where he spent 9
years imprisoned for attempted armed robbery. Now, the former
“Trial of the Century” defendant and NFL star is looking to cash
in on his first post-jail TV appearance.
The Hollywood Reporter, several associates of Simpson have
contacted major television networks in pursuit of a seven-figure
payout for his first interview, but none of the traditional media
outlets are biting.
“It is treacherous,” one TV news veteran told THR, while
another said they wouldn’t touch him with a “10-foot
ABC, CBS, and NBC have all reportedly passed on paying for
an interview with Simpson, which would violate their news
division standards. A+E Networks and Discovery have also
The New York Post
reported last month that Simpson would be seeking
between $3 million and $5 million for an interview.
As THR notes, however, any money that Simpson makes would be
subject to seizure for the mostly
unpaid settlement that he still owes the family of Ron
Goldman, after a civil jury found him liable for the killings of
Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994.
The sum Simpson owes the Goldmans has grown from $33.5 million to
close to $70 million in interest for the unpaid settlement,
according to THR.