Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? wrapped with an OJ Simpson interview

Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? wrapped with an OJ Simpson interview

O.J. Simpson is comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's latest painfully awkward interview for his Showtime series, "Who Is America?".

The segment, which aired Sunday night, was filmed in a hotel room with the comedian interviewing the former National Football League star and trying to get him to talk about the brutal murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994, crimes for which Simpson was later charged and then acquitted. Showtime and Cohen responded, pointing to footage of Cohen interviewing Bernie Sanders as the same character, who did not present himself as a disabled veteran. Her name was listed under "Special Publicity Consultant (Inadvertent)" during the credits of Sunday's finale. "Because many people didn't even realize this show was happening and now this is bringing more attention to it", Roberts said. "Feel better now?" Palin wrote.

Cohen then stated, "It's not what it sounds like".

The Palin interview never aired on the series with no explanation as to why it was cut from Cohen. "We want you to be 100 percent truthful about how you got away with it", Monaldo added. "We got something in common". OJ laughs but asks Cohen to stop.

Moments into the video, which Deadline reported was filmed with a hidden camera, Baron Cohen, dressed as Monaldo, introduces Simpson to a woman he calls his girlfriend. The segment continues on and, after the young woman leaves Monaldo and Simpson to talk among themselves, Monaldo kids about how he sometimes just wants to kill his girlfriend.

"Cut the cord extra long", Simpson replied.

"Maybe I send her on a bungee jump [makes a cutting motion] oops, the cord", Gio said, after joking that they are both "ladykillers", as reported by Rolling Stone.

Baron Cohen then explained to Simpson that his business partner is "obsessed" with the night Simpson's former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, was killed in 1994.

"Well, I would have to introduce you in the afterlife", Simpson said of his former defense attorney who died in 2005 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. "I didn't know exactly what I thought was going to happen, but I was definitely panicking", she said.

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