OJ Simpson To Make Silver Screen Return In Upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen Film
Last October, OJ Simpson was released from a Nevada correctional facility. As Simpson continues his fourth month of freedom, he is plotting a significant comeback.
Returning To The Silver Screen
Simpson is planning to appear on the Silver Screen for the first time since he portrayed Detective Nordberg in 1994's Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.
The Daily Mail has allegedly reported that the disgraced actor and athlete met with Borat and Brüno director Sacha Baron Cohen in Las Vegas. Sources stated that Simpson would not take part in Cohen's film unless he was paid for his services upfront.
"OJ would not even get in the hotel room until he was paid a sackload of cash. There was no way that Sacha could have OJ into the room without paying money," said an eyewitness to The Daily Mail.
A disguised Cohen successfully met Simpson and handed him over $20,000 to participate. It was expected that Simpson would participate in a prank that will take place in the upcoming Cohen film.
Cohen's History With OJ
For Cohen to work with the controversial public figure, it comes years after the outspoken actor-comedian used Simpson's name to provoke audience members in a scene in his 2009 film: Brüno. Audience members were appalled when the flamboyant fashion model announced that he would name his adopted child: OJ.
Two Outraged Families
When news broke that the duo would be teaming up with the film, the families of OJ Simpson's alleged victims, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, were filled with outrage.
"Nicole and Ron are two human beings who were brutally murdered. This is not a joke, nor is it entertainment," said Tanya Brown, Nicole's sister to The Daily Mail.
The Goldman Family's lawyer, David Cook, who specializes in collections stated that there might be legal repercussion that Simpson may have to face.
"If money changed hands then all of the money paid should have to go to Ron's father, Fred. There is a legal and moral imperative here," said Cook to The Daily Mail.
Page Six also reported that Cook called Cohen's alleged action "unadulterated sleaze."
The Simpson Saga
In addition to working with Cohen on a possible big screen comeback, Simpson has been rapidly working hard to stay in the public eye.
Last month, Simpson put a decades-old conspiracy theory to rest after he confirmed that he was not the father of popular social media influencer and beauty entrepreneur Khloe Kardashian.
As Simpson prepared for his release from the Lovelock Correctional Center, he considered shifted receiving help from his friends instead of overburdening his adult children. He also looked forward to having the ability to golf once again and wanted to have a lazy retirement.
The former San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills running back made his return to the public spotlight on July 21, 2017, when he faced a Nevada parole board with hopes that he could return to this life.
Simpson was initially placed in jail when he was charged with armed robbery and assault after he attempted to steal back his stolen memorabilia in 2008.