When O.J. Simpson‘s ex-wife Nicole Brown and her boyfriend Ron Goldman were murdered in 1994, the closest thing to a witness was Kato Kaelin, Simpson’s friend who was staying in the guest house at the time. Now Kaelin has said he believes O.J. was guilty. Kaelin became a minor celebrity during Simpson’s trial, and his testimony has varied over time.
Kaelin spoke out in an interview with the New York Post, claiming, it seems, to be sure of the former football legend’s guilt.
“The statute of limitations has now passed … so I can now say … yes, he did it,” Kaelin told the Post. He was later asked why he didn’t come forward sooner; he replied, “I was too scared. I was terrified.”
Despite the shock of that revelation, Kaelin seemed to backtrack in a following interview with TMZ.
“I would never say something like this,” he told TMZ, saying he had no idea where the quotes came from. In the New York Post story written by Cindy Adams, Kato also waxes poetic about his life after the trial, D-list movies, and brief talk show appearances.
“People hated me,” he said. “I’ve been spat upon. They threw gum in my coffee.”
Still though, it should be noted that Kaelin says he never gave that interview. He does believe O.J. Simpson (who by the way is serving time in prison for an unrelated crime) killed Brown and Goldman but stresses that he does not have first hand knowledge of the murders.
So Kato Kaelin may or may not have told the New York Post that O.J. committed the murders, but he definitely told TMZ that he didn’t say that. Got it?
Do you think Kato Kaelin knows more than he’s telling?