O.J. Simpson was recorded speaking for the first time since his release from prison on Oct. 1.
He was headed to an unknown location when he was video recorded at a gas station by an unknown person asking him how it feels to be out of prison and where he was headed, in a video obtained by New York Post.
“Well, one: none of your business. Two: I’m in a car for the last five hours so how do I know how it feels to be out,” replied Simpson. He was sitting in the car at the time of the video. It was 5:30 in the morning, just hours after he had been released.
Simpson left prison shortly after midnight with all of his belongings so they couldn’t be sold as memorabilia, the Post reported. The middle-of-the-night release was intended to avoid a media feeding frenzy. Simpson is out of prison, but still on parole after serving nine years for robbery.
The former NFL and movie star was in the midst of serving a 33-year sentence for an attempted armed robbery of sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. He claims the memorabilia was stolen from him and he was getting it back. His release means he will still be under supervision for five years. It could be less if he maintains good behavior.
Nevada Department of Corrections also posted a video to Facebook showing Simpson walking out of the facility upon his release. Although he didn’t reveal where he is headed, his expected destination is Florida. His good friend, Tom Scotto, lives in there and has said before that Simpson can stay with him. Simpson also wants to be closer to his children, who also live in Florida.
The Florida attorney general is not amused with the idea of Simpson serving out his parole in the state. She released a letter objecting to the idea that Simpson be permitted to come to Florida, Fox News reported.
Although Simpson was acquitted in a highly publicized trial for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, he has never recovered from the subsequent legal and financial trouble. He still owes tens of millions in a civil lawsuit related to the murders.