18 years ago, Kato Kaelin testified in open court in defense of OJ Simpson during Simpson‘s murder trial of his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. Partly due to Kaelin‘s testimony, Simpson was found not guilty of murder. In a new interview with Cindy Adams of The New York Post, Kaelin now claims that OJ “did it” (referring to the murders) and is coming forward with this admission now that the statue of limitations has run out and he cannot be prosecuted for this admission. The NY Post story started to pick up steam today when, for some reason, inspired Kaelin to sort of deny the comments he supposedly made to the Post. Click below to read the comments attributed to him by the NY Post and then read what he has to say after those comments were published.
Unless you were born after 1996, you know Kato Kaelin. In the Year of Our Lord 1994, Kato Kaelin was famous. Hot. Headlines. Front page. In everyone’s mouth. On everybody’s lips. TV, radio, newspapers. Kindergarten kids crayonned his name. More mentions of Kato and lawyer Kardashian than today’s mentions of Kanye and Kardashian’s kid Kim. He was a star of O.J. Simpson’s trial for killing his wife, Nicole. At their house that night, he saw, he heard. He knew who, what and where. The prosecution labeled Kaelin a hostile witness. Unemployed, a freeloader, did he tell the truth then? The world smelled O.J.’s guilt. Simpson went free. 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.” Time and his moment have passed. Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here together in memoriam of Kato Kaelin’s dead career. He says: “People hated me. I’ve been spat upon. They threw gum in my coffee.”
So according to Adams, he plainly said “yes, he did it”. According to TMZ, Kaelin is now saying that he did not say those words:
Kato Kaelin just told TMZ … 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. 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.”
Honestly, anyone who believes *anything* that an, IMHO, opportunist freeloader like Kaelin says is a bit foolish themselves. I know you young’ns may not be familiar with Kato Kaelin and his antics but he garnered quite a bit of fame because of his testimony in the OJ Simpson trial … he milked that fame for all it was worth at the time. Had there been the reality TV show culture then that we have now, he would’ve had his own show for sure … maybe more than one. It doesn’t really matter that Kaelin has come forward now with the truth or not … it will make no difference one way or the other. Kaelin is prolly enjoying his new 15 seconds of fame and may try to parlay that into something substantial … I doubt he’d get a show but maybe he can get a book deal. Ugh. He’s just so gross.
Do any of y’all remember Kato Kaelin? What do you think of his new comments?