OJ Simpson has officially joined social media and one of his first orders of business was to set the record straight about his relationship to Kris Jenner and daughter Khloe Kardashian.
The retired NFL player, who famously stood trial and was acquitted for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, created a video this weekend, where he adamantly denied having any romantic involvement with Kris Jenner.
Simpson, who was good friends with Jenner’s ex-husband Robert Kardashian, started out by saying:
“Hello Twitter world, this is yours truly. life has always been involved in the sports world and I suspect, as the weeks go on, that’s pretty much what we’ll be talking about. But once in a while, I’m going to go off topic and talk about something else and this is one of those times.”
“Bob Kardashian was like a brother to me,” Simpson added about the late lawyer, who served on his defense team in the infamous 1994 case.
“He was a great guy. He met and married Kris and they really had a terrific time together when they were together,” he said. “Unfortunately, that ended. But never, and I want to stress never, in any way, shape or form have I ever had any interest in Kris romantically, sexually. I never got any indication that she had any interest in me. So all of these stories are just bogus. Bad, tasteless.”
Another persistent internet theory is that Khloe Kardashian is actually Simpson’s daughter, which he also shut down.
“Khloe, like all the girls, I’m very proud of, just like I know Bob would be if he was here,” he said. “The simple facts of the matter is she is not mine.”
Simpson claimed the rumors began circulating after being planted by Norman Pardo, who has claimed to be his manager. But Simpson denied working with Pardo as well.
Simpson has been on Twitter since last week, which was two days after the 25th anniversary of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. At the time, Jenner, who was good friends with Nicole, was pregnant with daughter Kendall Jenner.
Simpson was acquitted in 1995 but later went to prison in 2008 for kidnapping and armed robbery stemming from an incident in Nevada in 2007. He was released from prison on October 1, 2017.