NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, September 25, 2015, 3:08 PM
Those were not bruises on Nicole Brown Simpson’s face — it was just movie “make-up.”
That is just one of the mind-boggling statements made by O.J. Simpson in a lengthy deposition leading up to his wrongful death trial in 1997.
Simpson did not have to testify when he was acquitted in 1995 of the brutal murders of former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman the year before.
O.J. Simpson claimed that Nicole Brown Simpson wore movie ‘make-up’ in photos that showed her battered face.
However, Daniel Petrocelli, the lawyer for the Goldman family, grilled Simpson for 13 days during the civil action.
The unearthed videotapes will be fully explored in the cable documentary: “O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes,” airing next month.
“That was going to be the moment of truth … to put Simpson under oath and examine him,” Petrocelli tells ABC News.
At one point on the tapes, obtained by ABC News, Simpson reacts to police photographs of Nicole Brown Simpson.
“Do you see those bruises on her face?” Petrocelli asks, according to the network.
“No,” Simpson responds.
“You don’t see anything?” the lawyer asks.
“No, I mean, I see this eye thing,” Simpson says.
“You don’t think this picture reflects any bruising or injuries or marks on Nicole’s face?” Petrocelli counters.
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O.J. Simpson, along with lawyers F. Lee Bailey and Johnnie Cochran, react to the verdict in the criminal trial.
Fred Goldman, father of Ronald Goldman, is flanked by daughter Kim, left, and wife Patti as he addresses the media after his son was found murdered.
“No, I don’t,” says Simpson.
“What do you think this reflects?”
“It reflects doing a movie that we’re doing and we’re doing make-up.”
Simpson did admit during the deposition that on at least one occasion he did “hurt” Nicole Brown Simpson.
He was also asked about a size 12 Bruno Magli shoe print stamped in Nicole Brown Simpson’s and Ronald Goldman’s blood found after the murders. He claimed he would never have purchased such shoes.
“They were ugly to me,” Simpson said, according to ABC News. “Aesthetically, I felt that they were ugly and I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and to me they were ugly shoes.”
However, Petrocelli also confronted Simpson about a National Enquirer photo that showed Simpson wearing Bruno Magli shoes nine months before the slayings.
“His story was, ‘well yeah, that’s me in the picture, but those are not my shoes,'” Petrocelli told ABC News. “He says, ‘I don’t remember what shoes I had on that day … but I didn’t have those shoes on,’ because he knew that those were the killer’s shoes.”
During the deposition, Simpson also was asked where he was on the night of the murders, about the blood found in the infamous White Bronco, and about his “bleeding” the night of the murders.
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