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No Takers So Far for OJ Simpson Post-Prison Interview

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By    |   Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:21 AM

A number of media outlets have said that they have no interest in a post-prison release interview with O.J. Simpson, the former NFL star and actor who was acquitted in the murder of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman in 1994 and jailed for a botched hotel room heist.

Associates of Simpson are asking for a seven-figure amount in pay for the interview, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"It is treacherous," one TV news veteran.

Another TV news veteran said they would not touch a Simpson interview with "a 10-foot pole,"according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Sources at ABC, CBS, and NBC said they would not pay for an interview, which would violate the standards of those networks' news divisions. Cable TV groups including A&E Networks and Discovery have passed as well.

Interviewing Simpson would look bad from an ethics standpoint and would keep advertisers away, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "From a news perspective, it's probably a get… from an advertiser's perspective, it's something that most, if not all, advertisers would stay away from,"said one media buyer.

Simpson was released on Sunday after nine years in prison.

A 1997 civil judgment against Simpson by the Brown and Goldman families would take aim at any money paid out to Simpson. The original judgment has increased to close to $70 million due to interest, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A CBS Los Angeles news crew spotted Simpson hours after his release. "Y'all stalking me?" Simpson asked when his driver was refueling his car.

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