CNN O.J. Simpson Trial

Simpson makes first statement

October 4, 1995
Web posted at: 3:55 p.m. EDT

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- O.J. Simpson has made his first comments to the news media since he was acquitted Tuesday on charges of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

CNN Producer Lynda Nikula reached Simpson by telephone Wednesday morning after the Los Angeles Police Department announced he would hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

She said that in response to her question about the press conference, "he said, 'Well, I saw that on television but I'm not having a press conference.' And further in our conversation I said, 'You must be very happy,' and he said, 'Yes, I am but I haven't really had a chance to grieve. Yesterday there was a festive mood at my house, but at the same time, my kids don't have a mother. People don't seem to understand I loved that woman.'"



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