(NEW YORK) — Kato Kaelin, the famous guest at O.J. Simpson’s house the night his ex-wife and her friend were brutally murdered at her Los Angeles home in 1994, now says that although he knows nothing more than anyone else who watched Simpsons’ sensational 1995 trial unfold, he has a “gut feeling” that the former football star is guilty.
It has been nearly two decades since the so-called “trial of the century,” in which O.J. Simpson was accused of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Along with Judge Lance Ito, prosecutor Marcia Clark and defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, Kaelin was one of the famous faces from the courtroom drama that soon turned into a media circus. Now he’s back in the spotlight and speaking about the case, he says, for the very last time.
Kaelin told ABC’s Good Morning America that he thinks Simpson is guilty, but says he knows nothing more than the rest of the country — which held its collective breath while waiting for the eventual “not guilty” verdict that shocked millions worldwide.
“You know, you have intuition, gut feelings that was what it was for me, I couldn’t prove it, it was my gut feeling,” he said.
Kaelin found his name splashed across newspaper headlines throughout 1995 and rocketing across the Internet Thursday after the New York Post published a story in which Kaelin points a finger directly at Simpson, saying, “Yes, he did it,” but declaring he was too scared in 1995 to make the accusation in court.
Kaelin is now fighting back against the New York tabloid, saying that story is a lie.
“These are words that were never used in my vernacular,” Kaelin said.
Now, 18 years after the trial, Kaelin says when he looks back there is nothing that he wishes he would have or could have said that he didn’t.
“There’s nothing,” he said. “I think if someone said you think he’s guilty, I would have said, ‘I think he’s guilty.’ But it’s not a question that can be asked.”
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