The National ENQUIRER’s case-breaking photos of O.J. Simpson’s infamous footwear — which provided key evidence tying the disgraced football star to the brutal slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman — are prominently featured in a new TV special.
The ENQUIRER published pictures of O.J.’s Bruno Magli shoes — the same type of shoes police linked to the killer behind the gory murders.
While O.J. was acquitted of the killings, the stunning photographs provided key pieces of evidence that eventually nailed O.J. in the civil wrongful death lawsuit court trial, according to the A&E/LMN documentary about the murder of the century.
The show, titled “O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes” — scheduled to air Oct. 1 — also features a never before seen video deposition of a flustered O.J. stammering as he tried to deny wearing the rare shoes that left bloody footprints at the crime scene where Nicole and Ron’s bodies were found June 13, 1994.
“I would have never wore those ugly ass shoes,” O.J. is seen saying in a 1996 deposition for the civil lawsuit suit filed by Ron Goldman’s father.
While staring at the photograph unearthed by The ENQUIRER and asked point blank if the Bruno Magli shoes he was wearing were his, an uncomfortable and evasive O.J. says, “No.”
Daniel Petrocelli, the lawyer who represented the Goldman family in the successful $33.5 million civil lawsuit against O.J., called The ENQUIRER “The paper of record for the Simpson case.”
In a companion show titled “The Secret Tapes of the OJ Case: The Untold Story,” airing Sept. 30, Ron Shipp, a former LA cop and O.J. pal, tells film makers O.J. was nervous about taking a lie-detector test: “I’m thinking, ‘Oh, my God, I think he did it. I think he actually killed her.’ ”