O.J. Simpson is Worried the Media Hype Will Mess With His Parole
Word on the street is that O.J. Simpson is worried all the media hype surrounding his case (including the American Crime Story show as well as a successful documentary) might mess with his parole, scheduled for July 20.
To date, O.J. has served over eight years of a nine to 33-year sentence, reports Page Six. He was found guilty in 2008 of armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges surrounding a Las Vegas casino.
The hearing will be held in Carson City, Nevada.
Apparently, the media will be able to attend and it’s going to be a circus.
Former Lovelock prison guard told Page Six:
“The Juice is sweating it over the parole hearing. He’s been told there will be media tents outside, pool reporters in his room and the Carson City hearing room, and cameras sending a live feed to the media outside. He is asking why they are fostering a circuslike environment for his hearing.”
He continued: “O.J. thinks he deserves his parole — he’s been clean for nine years, hasn’t had any write-ups, took all the programs and classes they told him to take — but he thinks all this media hype is going to screw with the parole board and put pressure on them to keep him locked up. The media still portrays him in a negative light because he was acquitted of the murders [of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman].”
The parole board will be announcing their decision the same day as the hearing.