Famous prisoner O.J. Simpson was released from prison at 12:08 a.m. on Sunday, October 1. He managed to evade public attention as he left the High Desert State Prison in Las Vegas, Nevada. No one knows how he was transported out of prison or where he was headed. But, we do know what he wants for his first media interview.
Once out of prison, O.J. Simpson wants between $3 million and $5 million for his first media interview, a source close to him said. (He must need this money to live the lavish lifestyle of eating steaks, playing golf, and finance his new iPhone.)
The Story of The Juice & The Robbery
O.J. Simpson spent nine years out of 33 years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping. He was sentenced for leading a gang of men to attack a sports memorabilia dealer inside a Las Vegas hotel room.
The famous prisoner had claimed at the time that he only went to retrieve memorabilia earlier stolen from him.
O.J. Simpson was a famous football legend and exemplary businessman before his incarceration. And it seems his business wits and shrewdness had not been left behind in prison.
The Juice’s First Media Interview Since Lovelock Prison Release
According to sources, his team has reached out to certain media outlets to determine if they would be ready to pay for an exclusive interview with the famous prisoner. His team says the man of the moment would consider anything within $3 million to $5 million to grant an exclusive interview.
Major Networks Say They Do Not Pay For Interviews… And So?
Some of the media personalities with deep enough pockets to offer O.J. Simpson pay for his first media interview are:
- NBC – Matt Lauer, Megyn Kelly and Lester Holt
- ABC – Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan
- CBS – Oprah Winfrey now hosts CBS’s “60 Minutes”
These are all big media networks, and they insist they do not pay for personality interviews. But some of these major networks have been known to dole out large amounts of money to license images and videos.
If ABC and NBC have shelled out huge money to license images and videos in the past, perhaps they would do it again to “license videos” and exclusive images of O.J. Simpson.
“He is not talking for free,” a source close to Simpson insisted. “It has to be the big one because he’s only going to do it one time and it has to be worth his while.”
The family source added that O.J, Simpson got exclusive jail photos that people have never seen before. And any major news network or media show could cash in on these materials to clinch a rewarding deal.
A reality TV show that films his exit from prison and other personal moments might even be arranged if the right deal comes along.
If O.J. Simpson Makes Any Money Now, the Government Will Seize It
There is however a problem: the government may seize any money that O.J. Simpson makes now. This is largely because he owes the family of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, to the tune of $25 million.
He also owes another $8.5 million to the family of Ronald Goldman. Both Brown Simpson and Goldman were found murdered outside her home in 1994.
O.J. Simpson still reportedly gets a $25,000 monthly pension from NFL and another $5 million pension from the Screen Actor’s Guild. These pensions are protected against creditors and legal judgments.
Now 70, O.J. Simpson is also eligible for Social Security, which nothing can touch.
Do you think O.J.’s first media interview is worth a whopping $5 million dollars?
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Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.