O.J. Simpson was fueled by cocaine and alcohol when he initiated the hotel-room “raid” that ended with his arrest, The NATIONAL ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.
The drama began at the bar of Las Vegas’ Palm Hotel with O.J. spewing obscenities and ranting that some people were trying to rip him off — and that he was going to put a stop to it.
Suddenly, two strangers at the bar sidled over to him.
“They introduced themselves as ‘Goldie’ and ‘Spence’,” a source told The ENQUIRER. “One of them said, ‘Hey, Juice, we’ll back you up. We’ll be your bodyguards so nothing happens to you!'”
As simply as that, the stage was set for O.J.’s return behind bars.
“O.J. was already in a rage that night,” said the source. “He was pretty cranked up on booze and cocaine.”
O.J. later burst into a hotel room and terrified both Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley, who were selling memorabilia that O.J. insisted was stolen from him, including the suit he wore the day of his murder charge acquittal. O.J. also thought they were selling some of his late mother’s possessions.
But Fromong told The NATIONAL ENQUIRER, “O.J. made a terrible mistake — he and these gun-toting guys came for stuff I’ve never had.
“All the memorabilia we planned to sell, I had previously paid O.J. to autograph.
“His late mother’s stuff was bought by someone else sight unseen at an auction after her storage unit rent went unpaid. And the suit wasn’t included in the memorabilia we were selling, either.
“We were totally set up!
“When these four very big men burst into the hotel room — two of them with guns drawn — O.J. was right behind them, yelling, ‘I want my suit!’
“One of the men straight-armed me and shouted, ‘I’m gonna blow your brains out, you son of a bitch!’
And Beardsley added: “The last threatening thing Simpson said to me was, ‘If you talk to The National ENQUIRER, I’ll come and get you!'”
More details are in this week’s Enquirer.