Was he or wasn’t he?
Not only do I not know if O.J. Simpson was beaten and stabbed in the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada where he is serving up to 33 years for robbery and kidnapping and, except for not wanting anyone to be beaten and stabbed, I really don’t care.
But that’s what the Celeb Dirty Laundry says The National Enquirer is reporting in its March 11, 2013, issue. (Never mind that Celeb Dirty Laundry reported that on Feb. 28, 2012.)
Here’s the CDL headline.
O.J. Simpson Prison Riot Report: Attacked and Beaten – Stabbed With Shiv – Begs For His Life! – See more at: http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2013/o-j-simpson-prison-riot-attacked-beaten-stabbed-shiv-begs-video-0228/#sthash.HhDSzh6H.dpuf
The accompanying photograph of TNE March 11, 2013, cover is at the top of this post.
I guess the this news is so far out into the future, it can’t be found on TNE’s own website. At least not on the magazine’s home page and not in any of the searches I did.
So did it really happen? Or was the supposed March 11 cover doctored? If so, it isn’t the first time an Enquirer photo was thought to be doctored.
It was just about 18 years ago that an Enquirer cover caught the eye of a Los Angeles judge and prompted him to make a decision that profoundly affected the lives of 20 people for the next eight months.
Here’s an excerpt from the book I wrote about the trial that National Enquirer affected:
“Waiting in a checkout line, [Judge Lance] Ito found himself flanked by racks of blazing tabloid headlines and doctored photographs, including a highly prejudicial one of [O. J. Simpson’s ex-wife] Nicole Brown Simpson. At that point, he knew beyond a doubt that without sequestration there was no way jurors could avoid inflammatory and damaging exposure to the case.”
Do you think that judge had any other choice?