Martin Sheen wholeheartedly believes that O.J. Simpson is innocent, according to the New York Post. But it’s not just that the 75-year-old star of Apocalypse Now believes in it, he also eagerly wants to make the public believe that O.J. Simpson didn’t murder his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
— PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) April 5, 2016
Earlier this month, Martin Sheen sold his six-part series titled Hard Evidence: O.J. Is Innocent to Investigation Discovery. The father of Charlie Sheen is set to produce and narrate the revelatory series.
According to Investigation Discovery’s description, the series will “reveal shocking new evidence supporting O.J.’s innocence.” Set to air early next year, Martin Sheen’s new series is timed to the reignited interest in the O.J.’s case thanks to The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which ended its first season last week.
The FX’s 10-episode series created by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski seems to have inspired Martin Sheen to do his own research about O.J. and prove his innocence. It’s yet unclear what Sheen had found exactly, but he claims he has “shocking new evidence” to reveal a possible new suspect in the case.
According to media reports, Martin Sheen’s “hard evidence” will offer “a new theory and never-before-seen evidence to reveal a possible new suspect” in the O.J. case, which has already prompted social media users that take an interest in the case to wonder what that theory might be.
Martin Sheen thinks O.J. Simpson is innocent. Who knew that Charlie was the stable one in the family?
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) April 12, 2016
Some even say Martin Sheen is going to accuse Akita, the dog that alerted a neighbor to the bodies, in his new series. And others have come up with even less unrealistic theories, saying it could be a murder-suicide: O.J.’s ex-wife first killed Goldman, and then committed suicide with the same knife or vice versa.
Martin Sheen has always been a fan of conspiracy theories. Nearly a decade ago, the Amazing Spider-Man actor made headlines by voicing his doubts about the 9/11 terror attacks. And he supported his son Charlie’s claims, who raised his doubts over how Building 7 collapsed later the same day.
Martin Sheen: There are obviously a lot of unanswered questions abt 9/11 that are very,very disturbing http://t.co/rhelTIJxPm
— 9/11 Consensus Panel (@Consensus911) February 2, 2015
During an interview in 2007, Martin Sheen wondered how “they” managed to rig Building 7 to come down that same evening.
“I did not want to believe that my government could possibly be involved in such a thing, I could not live in a country that I thought could do that — that would be the ultimate betrayal.”
In his most recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Martin Sheen said his Hard Evidence series will explore three questions. First, what if there is evidence that proves O.J.’s innocence? Second, what if the real killer is still at large? And third, what if a grand jury could still reconsider the case based on new evidence that proves O.J. didn’t murder his ex-wife and Goldman?
GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s latest presidential campaign ad was banned by YouTube, according to Raw Story. The reason is that the ad featured Martin Sheen’s narration from the trailer for Electronic Arts’ video game Mass Effect 2.
Electronic Arts ordered YouTube to ban the ad promoted by Trump via social media, claiming it violated U.S. copyright laws. The video game company claims Trump stole the narration spoken by actor Martin Sheen from the trailer for Mass Effect 2.
Whenever I see Donald trump, I’m reminded of the president that Martin Sheen played in The Dead Zone pic.twitter.com/wFLM8lrNBN
— Ian Jones (@scorpio48k) December 8, 2015
Trump’s ad features scenes of fights at the GOP front-runner’s own campaign events, scenes with bloody police officers and protesters, clips from the moon landing, Hillary Clinton barking like a dog and the current U.S. President Barack Obama working out. In the background, Martin Sheen is heard saying, “we’re at war.”
Trump promoted the ad via his Twitter account this week with his usual campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
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