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OJ Simpson Pays Homage to 'Kind & Generous' Michael Jackson 10 Years after His Death

Mary Scott
Jul 01, 2019
06:06 P.M.
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OJ Simpson has a lot to say about the late Michael Jackson on the 10th anniversary of the singer’s death. The ex-convict also seemingly weighed in on the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the deceased pop legend.

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OJ, who was acquitted in the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, made his Twitter debut last month and now seems to be making good on his promise to “talk about everything.”

O.J. Simpson after a parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. on July 20, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

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June 25 made it ten years since Michael was pronounced dead from a cardiac arrest and OJ, 71, decided to share his thoughts and past interactions with the acclaimed “King of Pop.”

As for OJ, while he appears to be sitting on the fence, he has only kind words...

“Hey, Twitter world,” the former athlete began, passing across his message while sitting in a golf cart. “I woke up this morning, and they were talking about Michael Jackson’s 10th anniversary of his death. It got me thinking about Michael.”

Michael Jackson at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for his child molestation trial on March 16, 2005 in California. | Photo: Getty Images

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After narrating how he and Michael collaborated with other friends to establish a camp for kids with cancer, OJ recalled a time his “house was under siege by the media” and how the late hitmaker helped out.

OJ said he had to move to a friend’s house at the time and only got to see his children on the weekends, adding that his friend’s house was “great” but “restrictive.”

O.J. Simpson after a parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. on July 20, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

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He continued:

“Michael found out. He called me and said, ‘O.J! You’ve gotta take the kids up to Neverland Ranch. They’d love it!’ And I did. And it was wondrous. The kids would come up; they would bring some of their friends. It was so great that I started bringing my adult friends up there. Michael was never there, but he always had gifts for the kids.”

Michael Jackson performing at the Democratic National Committee's "A Night at the Apollo" voter registration drive & fund-raiser in New York City on April 24, 2002. | Photo: Getty Images

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Michael’s memory has been shrouded in controversy since earlier this month when a documentary “Leaving Neverland,” put forth claims that the late star was sexually inappropriate with children.

There has been a lot of back-and-forth on the issue, with many taking sides either against or with Michael, but as for OJ, while he appears to be sitting on the fence, he has only kind words for the singer.

“I could never debate anybody about Michael Jackson; I didn’t know enough about his private life to do that,” said the former NFL Running back. “What I do know is that my experience with him was that he was a kind and generous soul. Rest in peace, Michael.”

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