With the finale of FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to consider Harvey Levin’s theory about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. In a video shared March 20, the TMZ founder – who previously covered the criminal trial as a reporter for L.A. CBS affiliate Channel 2 – laid out his thoughts:
“I don’t think O.J. went over there to kill Nicole Brown Simpson. I don’t think that at all. I think O.J. went over to her condo to slash her tires…”
“I think O.J. Simpson knew that she had planned on going out that night, and he wanted to slash her tires, because he was so jealous, that he didn’t want his hot ex-wife driving around in a really hot car.”
“Now that sounds a little crazy, except this: A month or so before the murders, her tires were slashed. And she told all of her friends that she believed O.J. did it. And I think she got new tires from some shop in Bakersfield, of all places; she might have gotten a deal there. But this actually came out in the trial, that everybody thought – and Nicole thought – that O.J. had slashed her tires for exactly that reason. Because he knew she was going to go out the night he had slashed them. So he had done it before.”
Levin goes on to recall that when police investigated the crime scene, they found that Nicole Brown Simpson’s garage door was cracked open, suggesting that someone had been trying to get into the structure. To hear how he envisions events escalating from O.J.’s original intent to slash Nicole’s tires, watch the rest of the video.
During the run of the FX series, Levin has also been sharing his thoughts about various episodes. Here for example are his comments on Episode 8.
And in 2014, Levin retold a story about visiting, several months after O.J.’s acquittal, the scene of the crime in Brentwood with some friends after dinner and running into a parked limousine in the back alley. He wound up giving chase to that limo, convinced that O.J. Simpson was inside. Levin shared an account of this same experience during the earliest days of TMZ, via a Nov. 15 2006 post.