Though the murders of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman took place over two decades ago, the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson has prompted a renewed interest in the case, as well as some surprising revelations from those who were closely involved.
Mike Gilbert is a friend and former agent of Simpson's who stood by him during his infamous double murder trial.
Gilbert now claims he knows with certainty that Simpson is guilty of the murders, as he was witness to a tearful confession by the former NFL great.
“O.J. told me he did it,” Gilbert recently told Radar Online in a revealing interview.
Gilbert also revealed new details about O.J.'s planned suicide, which was teased in the first installment of the FX series:
“O.J. was going to kill himself on Nicole’s grave,” said Gilbert.
“But when he snuck out of the house with Al Cowlings and went to her grave, there were cops there guarding the grave site. So that’s when the infamous Bronco down the freeway chase happened.”
According to Gilbert, Simpson claimed that he actually attempted to end his life during the famous chase:
“He told me that while he was sitting in the car he was planning to kill himself. So he pulled the trigger on the gun but it didn’t go off," he says, adding that Simpson didn't respond when asked why he didn't attempt to shoot himself a second time.
“O.J. seemed surprised by my question,” Gilbert said. “He told me I had no feelings for him.”
Simpson is currently serving a 33 year sentence on robbery and kidnapping charges unrelated to the 1994 murders of his wife and her friend.
He will be eligible for parole in October of 2017.