O.J. Simpson’s Twitter account allegedly sent a series of menacing direct messages — including a string of 16 knife emojis and the warning that “I WILL FIND YOUR ASS AND CUT YOU” — to a parody account that skewers the disgraced football star over his acquittal in the 1994 slayings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
The shocking threats were contained in a pair of videos posted on the “@KillerOJSimpson” Twitter page on Monday, which also marked the 25th anniversary of the infamous slow-speed police chase of a white Ford Bronco that ended with Simpson’s arrest on murder charges.
The videos show seven direct messages sent to @KillerOJSimpson, whose parody account features a crudely doctored profile photo of Simpson grinning while holding a butcher knife in a black-gloved hand.
Other content on the parody page includes a pinned tweet of a Father’s Day video that Simpson, 71, posted on Saturday — with added audio of someone repeatedly screaming “Police! Help!” in the background.
The videos posted by @KillerOJSimpson show that the messages it received came from Simpson’s “@TheRealOJ32” account, which he created last week.
The authenticity of the messages and the identity of who sent them couldn’t immediately be verified, and messages to the @KillerOJSimpson handle weren’t returned.
In the first video posted by @KillerOJSimpson, a male narrator says, “Man, you would never guess who the hell just messaged me on Twitter in a DM. Look at this s–t.”
A handheld camera then pans jerkily around a computer screen that shows an exchange of messages that begin with one from Simpson’s account demanding that the parody page be deleted over “false missleading (sic) content I didn’t post.”
“And if I don’t? You gonna stab me too? In reality I ain’t lying..You, me and millions know the truth. You Trippin’ over a parody account lol Welcome to twitter bruh,” the parodist responds.
In reply, a message from Simpson’s account says, “Like I said, delete this ‘Parody’ account as you call it or face serious consequences by me. I’ll find your ass one way or another so don’t mess with me. I got nothing to lose. Grow up!”
The video shows the narrator then sent emojis of a thumbs-up and a dagger, and got back a dagger emoji.
“Look what his ass sent me! Like, for real dude? That’s crazy!” the narrator says.
In the second video, posted about three hours later, the same narrator says that Simpson initiated a follow-up exchange by writing, “Think I’m playing motherf–ker…”
“Seen that video you posted about me. You think I’m playing? Tired of all your bulls–t. I WILL FIND YOUR ASS AND CUT YOU — Don’t believe me? Just watch and see bitch,” another message from Simpson’s account says.
The parodist wrote back, “Dude there are others that literally have more followers than me and more convincing than mine. LMAO You gonna cut me? Awesome. Is that what you said to Nicole?”
The video shows the response to that was a string of 16 knife emojis and the ominous words “you next.”
The exchange continues with the parodist declaring that “This is actually funny to me” and a message from Simpson’s account saying, “You just wait, I’m gonna blast your ass all over twitter…”
The video ends with a pending message from Simpson’s account, and @KillerOJSimpson tweeted later Monday that “I have a third DM video I haven’t posted yet” and might reveal on a newly created YouTube page.
In 2017, Simpson was released on parole after serving nine years in prison for an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room.
A spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Public Safety said that Simpson was still on parole, and that the Division of Parole and Probation “takes threats or acts of violence against public safety very seriously and is looking into the alleged complaints.”
“If there is an alleged violation, an investigation will be conducted and appropriate actions will be taken by the Division and the Parole Board,” spokeswoman Kim Smith said.
Under Nevada law, knowingly threatening to “cause bodily injury in the future to the person threatened” is outlawed as harassment, which is punishable as a misdemeanor for a first offense.
A report on the Barstool Sports website suggested the messages from Simpson’s account could be fake.
“First off, OJ Simpson probably doesn’t know how to send a DM on Twitter, let alone send an emoji. Imagine him looking for the knife emoji? Would drive him insane,” the site said.
As of late Monday afternoon, Simpson hadn’t addressed the matter on his Twitter page, which includes a bio with the slogan, “If you don’t see it here, I didn’t say it.”
Simpson’s lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, didn’t return phone and email messages.
Last week, LaVergne confirmed the authenticity of Simpson’s Twitter account, telling CNN: “He will not be negative. Nor will he comment on the LA thing. It will be one of the best accounts on Twitter to follow.”
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