OJSimpson.co Exclusive: Never before heard, the audio of O.J. Simpson’s comments throughout Nicole Brown Simpson’s calls to 911 on October 25, 1993 and a detailed timeline of O.J. and Nicole’s relationship (with each other and others) from January 1992 through June 1994.
O.J. Simpson and Domestic Violence: A Multi-Part Investigative Series.
Part 5: O.J. and Nicole Between January 1992 and June 1994
The fourth part of this series concluded with the October 15, 1992 divorce of O.J. and Nicole Simpson. We learned, among other things, that at no time in the divorce proceedings did Nicole allege any domestic abuse occurring after the 1989 incident and did not make any allegations which would void the Simpson’s prenuptial agreement by enacting the legally-binding addendum which O.J. made to their prenuptial agreement following the January 1, 1989 incident. Had there been a single additional incident of physical abuse, the addendum would have been enacted and Nicole would receive half of O.J. Simpson’s ten million dollar fortune. The most well-known event to occur in the lives of O.J. and Nicole Simpson following their divorce happened on the evening of October 25, 1993. Before we examine the details of the 911 call, it is important to fully understand the timeline of events in the lives of O.J. and Nicole Simpson during and after their separation.
Timeline: O.J. and Nicole January 1992 through June 1994
This timeline was constructed using court transcripts and published reports by credible news sources, however perhaps the most valuable source to allow us to understand the life of O.J. Simpson following his separation from Nicole was Paula Barbieri’s book The Other Woman: My Years With O.J. Simpson. There are several factors that allowed us to deem Miss Barbieri’s book to be credible:
- No ghostwriter was used — Barbieri actually wrote the book herself; these are her own words.
- The book was written after Miss Barbieri ended her relationship with O.J. Simpson in the months following his acquittal in 1995.
- Miss Barbieri provides specific details (dates, locations, events, etc) throughout the book and we were able to verify all of the details we checked using: court transcripts, published reports, paparazzi photos, etc.
- The Other Woman is not a pro-O.J. or anti-O.J. book; Miss Barbieri does not sugarcoat anything — her story includes the gritty details and blemishes which gives the book a feeling of realness and authenticity.
EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: October 25, 1993 911 Call
Exclusive, never before heard audio of O.J. Simpson during Nicole Brown Simpson’s calls to 911 on 25 October 1993. Nicole Brown Simpson’s calls to 911 emergency on 25 October 1993 are arguably the most famous and most widely heard 911 calls in history. However you’ve only heard half of the story…Until now! Using the latest audio engineering tools, Brian Heiss has digitally remastered, enhanced and cleaned up the audio of these 911 calls to reveal for the first time ever the comments made by O.J. Simpson throughout the call. This never before heard audio will undoubtedly change your understanding of what the issues were between O.J. and Nicole on that October night in 1993.
Also included in this presentation are the comments made to LAPD by both O.J. and Nicole which were secretly recorded by LAPD Sgt Craig Lally. LAPD officers had placed O.J. and Nicole in separate parts of the property (Nicole in the kitchen of the main house and O.J. in Kato’s guest house) to allow each to be candid and speak openly about what occurred that night without fear of the other hearing them. On the Lally Tape, Nicole Simpson can be heard telling the LAPD Sgt that O.J. “hasn’t hit me in four years” — referring on October 25, 1993 to the January 1, 1989 incident as the last time O.J. had become physical with her.In addition to revealing O.J. Simpson’s comments, today’s release marks the first time in over two decades that the complete, uncensored audio of Nicole Brown Simpson’s 25 October 1993 calls to 911 is available to the public. Previously the public only had access to a few short excerpts of these calls.
Although the technology that used to clean-up the audio and restore/reveal O.J.’s comments was not available in 1994-1995, the quality of the original recording could have been substantially enhanced using the basic tools and techniques that were widely available and in use back then.
In June 1994 the Associated Press had George Papcun of Los Alamos National Laboratory digitally analyze and enhance the audio of the second 911 call which resulted in this transcript. There are several issues with the transcript of the enhanced audio that the AP published, most notably their curious use of “unintelligible” in sections the dialogue is clear even in the original, unedited, not enhanced recording.
We have identified several examples where “unintelligible” was used to conceal dialogue that did not fit the narrative. The transcript based on the enhanced audio that the AP published is riddled with very basic errors; here’s a good example:
From the transcript of the June 1994 Associated Press-commissioned Los Alamos National Laboratory digital analysis and enhancement of the audio:
(Unintelligible). My drug addict (Unintelligible) his (Obscenity) girlfriend and my (Unintelligible) (Obscenity) (Unintelligible).
– Associated Press-commissioned Los Alamos National Laboratory digital analysis
The Actual Dialogue Revealed Following the 2017 Audio Restoration and Enhancement:
For Keith! He’s a drug addict. His girlfriend’s a Heidi Fleiss girl. For Keith you let this shit happen!
– 2017 OJSimpson.co Digitally Enhanced Audio
The Impact of the 1993 Calls to 911 On Public Opinion
The impact of the release of the October 25 1993 calls to 911 had a profound impact on public opinion. In his book Lessons from the Trial: The People V. O.J. Simpson, Mr. Simpson’s attorney, Professor Gerald Uelman, writes on page 32:
On Wednesday, June 22, two days after Simpson’s arraignment, the airwaves were filled with explosive excerpts from 911 emergency telephone calls made to police by Nicole Brown Simpson… Every television news broadcast in America led off with audio recordings of the calls, with a rolling transcript and photos and video clips of Nicole Brown Simpson. Her sobbing voice was heard saying, “he’s back,” “I think you know his record,” and “he’s crazy.” The 911 tapes had the desired effect. Before they were aired, public opinion polls were reporting that more than 60 percent of the American population thought Simpson was probably innocent. After the 911 tapes, the polls showed that 60 percent thought he was probably guilty. The only problem, of course, was that the admissibility of the tapes as evidence was yet to be determined, and the only potential jurors who hadn’t heard the tapes at least a half dozen times were those who lived in caves or trees.
Profound Differences: The Newly Restored Enhanced Audio VS The Original Low Quality
It cannot be understated that there is a significant difference between hearing the indecipherable words of a man speaking loudly in the background and hearing the actual words he is saying. To be clear: such behavior isn’t desirable by anyone.For the first time ever, over 20 years after the incident, we can listen to this audio and understand nearly all the words uttered by Nicole, O.J. and the Terri Moore (the 911 dispatcher). The incident we are able to hear today is far different than what has been presented to the public through a few sound bites from the calls.The most profound takeaway from this audio is the frustration expressed by O.J. Simpson regarding his ex-wife (who he was seriously dating at the time) was surrounding herself with and exposing her children to frequent drug users, prostitutes and drug dealers. Several times throughout the call we hear O.J. Simpson’s disappointment in the dangerous choices Nicole has made and concern for his children.
For example, the news media has presented an excerpt from the original unenhanced, low quality audio to claim that O.J. Simpson said “I’m leaving with my two fucking fists is when I’m leaving.” This presents a very menacing, dangerous, scary situation. However when one listens to the digitally restored audio it is clear (because Simpson repeats the same phrase two or three times) that O.J. Simpson really said “I’m leaving with my two fucking kids is when I’m leaving.”
Furthermore this also matches the context of the surrounding dialogue uttered by O.J. Simpson.For over 20 years the original narrative of these 911 calls has never been challenged.
It’s easy to maintain a narrative when the original source material is not widely available to the public.
This is the most accurate presentation to date of what really occurred between O.J. and Nicole on 25 October 1993.
Shortly after completing the audio restoration project, Brian Heiss wanted to gauge the reaction of a very specific demographic. One of Heiss’ colleagues is a college educated white woman, about 45 years old, married with kids. During the O.J. saga in 1994-1995 she didn’t watch the trial and mostly kept up with it as a result of being a regular viewer of Peter Jennings’ newscast on ABC. She did watch the FX show. She thinks O.J.’s guilty (Heiss has never discussed the case with her).When she finished watching the video she asked if it was “the same 911 call that they play all the time” because, she told Heiss that what she had just heard wasn’t an out of control monster. She described O.J. as “upset” but not “angry.” She said that “he sounded disappointed in her behavior — like a parent yelling at their kid who they just caught smoking.” She also commented that she felt that O.J. sounded worried that Nicole was exposing their children to the unsavory people that Nicole had apparently surrounded herself with. She mentioned that it didn’t sound like Nicole was in any danger during the 911 call. Finally, she wondered if Nicole was “coked up” at the time of the call.It is significant that her understanding of the “911 call that they play all the time” changed quite dramatically when she heard the entire, uncut call with the audio enhanced to allow O.J. Simpson’s voice to be heard.
The technology utilized to restore this audio was not yet invented during Simpson’s criminal and civil trials. When the Goldman family’s attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, questioned O.J. Simpson under oath in his January 1996 deposition, Petrocelli had to rely on the inaccurate transcripts that were previously published and a audio recording of terrible quality — because the technology used to restore and enhance the original audio was not yet invented, only O.J. Simpson knew what he actually said on October 25, 1993.
With that in mind, when one compares Simpson’s testimony given in the January 1996 deposition and the newly enhanced audio of the October 25, 1993 calls to 911, an undeniable fact is revealed: O.J. Simpson told the truth when responding to Petrocelli’s questions about his comments and behavior throughout that incident.
We have included this dialogue within the video above O.J. Simpson’s testimony from the January 1996 deposition regarding the October 25, 1993 incident.
This is the fifth part of a multi-part series investigating O.J. Simpson’s History of Domestic Violence. In Part 6 we will examine the findings of the Doctor Lenore Walker’s 40+ hour evaluation of O.J. Simpson which was conducted in late-1994/early-1995.
Nicole’s 1993 Letter to O.J. Simpson
A Full-Sized version of the letter in case the version included in the timeline was not large enough.