CNN O.J. Simpson Trial

Simpson keeps low profile
during day 3 of deposition

January 24, 1996
Web posted at: 10 p.m. EST

From Correspondent Anne McDermott

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Hours before his first live full interview, to be broadcast Wednesday night on Black Entertainment Television, O.J. Simpson again kept a low profile as he entered the law offices of Fred Goldman's attorney on his third day of giving a videotaped deposition.


The deposition will be used in a wrongful death suit scheduled for April in Santa Monica brought by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, who were slashed to death outside Simpson's ex-wife's estate on June 12, 1994. Simpson was acquitted of the murders in October, but the civil suit proves that the "trial of the century" may have a sequel.

Over the past three days, Simpson has been asked about the night that his ex-wife and her friend were killed, but it's not known what he's been telling the lawyers.

So far, he has darted from his car into the law office doors so fast that camera crews have been reduced to grabbing shots of Simpson as he flits across the screen of a security monitor.

But Simpson was to go public later Wednesday, sitting in for a live interview with cable TV's Black Entertainment Television anchor, Ed Gordon.

Kim Goldman

Kim Goldman, sister of slain Ron, said she won't be watching the broadcast. These days, she added, Simpson doesn't seem to like looking at her, either. "He knows I think he murdered my brother. Would you want to face me if I thought that?" Goldman told reporters outside the law offices Wednesday. (43K AIFF sound or 43K WAV sound)

Kim Goldman and her family were distraught when jurors found Simpson not guilty in the murders. She openly wept and collapsed against her father in court as the verdict was announced.

Fred Goldman said Tuesday that he feels optimistic about Simpson's deposition. "He's under oath and he has to answer the hard questions, and I think it's bearing the fruit that we had hoped it was going to be."

Simpson's deposition could last a week or two.


Simpson is also involved in the marketing of a video tape that he stars in, in which he gives a walking tour around his estate and talks about the evidence surrounding the night of the murders.

A spokesperson for the Black Entertainment Network confirmed that advertisements for that video will appear on the network Wednesday night at 7 p.m. PST, 10 p.m. EDT, just before the interview.

Producers of Simpson's video will eventually have to turn that video over to the lawyers deposing Simpson, but the lawyers said they can wait until the video is made available to the public.

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