‘If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer’ was eventually released after the Goldman family was awarded the rights to publication.
Simpson was released from jail on parole last year where he was serving time for his role in a 2007 armed robbery that took place inside a room at the Palace Station Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.
He currently lives in Las Vegas and his attorney did not return a call for comment on the program. Nicole Brown-Simpson’s family could not be reached for comment, but Goldman’s father, Fred Goldman, said the family welcomed the airing of the tapes.
“While justice has eluded our family, Fox Entertainment enables everyone to make their own judgment,” Goldman said in a statement.
At the time, Simpson said a chapter of his book in which he gave an account of how he might have killed Goldman and Brown Simpson was purely hypothetical.
Fox said Sunday’s program was not aimed at uncovering new evidence but was a contribution to the Simpson story.
“This case is part of the social history of the United States for better or worse. It delves into issues of celebrity, privilege, domestic violence, race, inter-racial marriage,” he said.