It's been 18 years since the OJ Simpson murder trial, and now, TV and radio personality Kato Kaelin (the only person known to have been around OJ the time the incident took place) has come out saying OJ did in fact kill his wife, Nicole Brown - changing his tune quite a bit since taking the stand back in 1994.
The New York Post reports:
Ask Kaelin today, this very minute, if O.J. — currently jailed in Vegas on a separate charge — killed his wife, and I repeat his exact words:
“The statute of limitations has now passed . . . so I can now say . . . yes, he did it.”
Why didn’t he come forward and tell the truth? Ask why he let O.J. Simpson get away with murder, and I repeat his exact words:
“I was too scared. I was terrified...He says: “People hated me. I’ve been spat upon. They threw gum in my coffee.”
But, as this report came out this morning, TMZ reached out to the one time friend of OJ, where he claimed he never told the New York Post that he knows OJ Simpson murdered his wife or that he's only coming forward now because the statute of limitations on perjury has run out.
Kato says he was shocked when he read the report which quoted him as saying, "The statute of limitations has now passed ... so I can now say ... yes, he did it."
Kato tells TMZ ... he never said any of those things to reporter Cindy Adams or anyone else.
Kato says he has expressed his opinion over the years ... that he THINKS Simpson killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman ... but tells us, "I have no first hand knowledge."
So, who's telling the truth? Stay tuned, as we're sure this won't be over anytime soon.
And, if you're interested, Kato Kaelin on the stand almost 20 years ago below...