The hyperlink between O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson predates the time the “Thriller” artist invited Simpson and his youngsters to Neverland Ranch. Based on the previous Buffalo Payments star, he lived close to the Jackson compound and his kids grew to become buddies with Jermaine Jackson’s kids. “I’ve recognized the household for a lot of a few years. Michael’s at all times been into his dancing and music,” Simpson mentioned in a 2007 interview with MN1.
Throughout that interview, Simpson mentioned he initially reached out to Jermaine in 1995 and that was who contacted Michael in regards to the Simpsons visiting Neverland Ranch. “I am nonetheless superb buddies with Jermaine Jackson,” the “Bare Gun” actor added. Jermaine even attended Nicole Brown’s funeral in 1994.
A decade after Michael opened up his property to Simpson, the 2 additionally related on the funeral of Johnnie Cochran in 2005. The singer and soccer participant had been purchasers of the famed lawyer. “O.J. Simpson owes Johnnie Cochran a life! Michael Jackson owes Johnnie Cochran a life again from that 1993 case that was settled,” Rikki Klieman, a good friend of Cochran, informed CBS after seeing the pair on the funeral.
Simpson spoke about his relationship with Michael shortly afterward. “I discuss to his brother lots, despatched [Michael] a few messages, and naturally [I saw him] at Johnnie’s funeral,” he informed ESPN in 2005.
Along with these connections, Simpson and Michael began a charity collectively.