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Robert Shapiro reveals what O.J. Simpson said after his court verdict was read

Robert Shapiro reveals what O.J. Simpson said after his court verdict was read
Defense attorney Robert Shapiro with client O.J. Simpson at the former football star's' first arraignment on June 20, 1994. (Ken Lubas / Los Angeles Times)

What did O.J. Simpson say to defense attorney Robert Shapiro after the football star learned he was not guilty of double murder?

Shapiro tells Megyn Kelly on the Fox News Channel anchor's first special, which airs on the Fox broadcast network Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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Simpson whispered to Shapiro: "You had told me this would be the result from the beginning. You were right."

The special, called "Megyn Kelly Presents," has drawn attention for having Kelly's first sit-down interview with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump since the first GOP primary debate last August. Trump vehemently attacked Kelly online and in TV interviews because he was unhappy with her tough questioning as a debate moderator.

But Shapiro is also a "get," as they say in the TV news industry, because he has not discussed the Simpson trial with a journalist in 20 years. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 slayings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Along with revealing Simpson's whispered post-verdict comment, Shapiro tells Kelly about the infamous glove that his client was asked to try on in court during the 1995 trial. According to a transcript released by Fox News, Shapiro told Kelly he knew the glove would not fit Simpson because he tried it on first.

"It was a little bit wide in my palm and a little bit long in my fingers," Shapiro told Kelly. "O.J. Simpson has enormous hands and I knew that the glove would not fit him. No question about it.  Wouldn't even be close."

Robert Shapiro, shown in April at the Race to Erase MS Gala in Beverly Hills, recently sat down for an interview with Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly.
Robert Shapiro, shown in April at the Race to Erase MS Gala in Beverly Hills, recently sat down for an interview with Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly. (Valerie Macon / AFP/Getty Images)

Kelly also asked Shapiro if he felt he was trying on the glove of a murderer.

"I didn't consider it, but it's kind of an eerie thought when you say that," Shapiro said.

Kelly's specials could become a regular presence on the broadcast network. At Fox's "upfront" presentation to advertisers Monday, Fox Television Group Co-Chairman Gary Newman indicated that the network will ask for more in the 2016-17 season.

Twitter: @SteveBattaglio

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