Convicted felon OJ Simpson is reportedly set for a job in an upcoming, unannounced Sacha Baron Cohen challenge after the pair met in a Las Vegas resort. A supply instructed the Every day Mail Simpson refused to participate till he was paid $20,000 (£14,300) up entrance.
The report (through Vanity Fair) states that Cohen wore a curly wig and thick glasses to the assembly, maybe indicating it will likely be a mock interview comparable to people who made Cohen well-known with characters like Ali G and Borat.
“OJ wouldn’t even get within the resort room till he was paid a sackload of money,” the Mail’s supply mentioned. “There was no means Sacha might have gotten OJ into the room with out paying cash.”
Simpson was launched from jail on parole simply 4 months in the past, after serving 9 years of a sentence for armed theft and kidnapping.
Cohen’s representatives didn’t reply to requests for feedback. The Mail tracked down Simpson and requested about his relationship with Cohen. “I do know him properly. I met him,” Simpson mentioned. “Good man.”
Simpson nonetheless owes hundreds of thousands to the households of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. A decide ordered he pay them $33.5m after they received a civil swimsuit introduced towards Simpson. He was beforehand trialled for the pair’s homicide and located not responsible.
A lawyer for the Goldman household instructed the New York Post: “If cash modified fingers then all the cash paid ought to go to Ron’s father, Fred. There’s a authorized and ethical crucial right here.
“Paying cash – money no much less– in secret to OJ Simpson is 100% unadulterated sleaze. That is nuts.”
Brown’s household was additionally upset by the information. Nicole’s sister Tanya instructed the Mail: “Nicole and Ron are two human beings who had been brutally murdered. This isn’t a joke, neither is it leisure.”
Nothing is understood about Cohen’s newest challenge. The provocative prankster made his title by tricking well-known celebrities with made-up, incompetent personas who would usually poke enjoyable on the interviewees.
Since Bruno, the final of his main creations to transition to the large display screen, the comic has starred in The Dictator, Hugo, Grimsby and Les Miserables.