Did `The Oprah Winfrey Show` make O.J. Simpson snap?
New York: O.J. Simpson has recently revealed that he had been drinking for the whole day on Sept. 13, 2007, before he robbed two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel.
But sources close to the case think that it might be that watching "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that afternoon made Simpson impulsive, the New York Post reported.
The family of Ronald Goldman , who was murdered along with Simpson`s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, were on "Oprah" to discuss the controversial book "If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer," just before Simpson entered the Palace Station Hotel to rob the dealers.
The book is a repackaged version of a `fictitious` book Simpson had written titled simply, "If I Did It," based on the murders of which he was acquitted in 1995.
That project was scrapped, and the rights were handed over to the Goldman family after Simpson was ordered to pay 33 million dollars to the victims` families in a wrongful death civil suit.
The Goldmans appeared on "Oprah" the same day, the new version of book which included comments from the Goldmans was launched.
Kim Goldman, Ronald`s sister, said on `Oprah,` that it was sending him a message.
She had further said that he had spent hours putting together this `confession` about how he killed Ron and Nicoleand he worked hard, thinking he was going to make millions off of it, but they snatched it from him.
Later that night, one-time NFL star Simpson and several accomplices committed the robbery, for which he`s serving a 33-year prison sentence.
Simpson`s representative, Craig Brand, terming the situation as co-incidence, said that the matters are non-related.
He insisted that Vegas has nothing to do with the Goldmans and Oprah.