OJ Simpson Has Joined Twitter, Saying He Has 'A Little Getting Even To Do'
For his first ever Twitter post, a smiling OJ Simpson - who now appears to be tweeting as @TheRealOJ32 - filmed himself sharing a message to the world of social media.
The account has not yet been verified, but in the clip Simpson says it is 'the only official one'.
"Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly," Simpson says to the camera.
"Now, coming soon to Twitter, you'll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything. Now, there's a lot of fake OJ accounts out there. So this one, @TheRealOJ32 is the only official one.
"So, this should be a lot of fun. I've got a little getting even to do. So God bless. Take care."
At the time of writing, the post has racked up 33,000 likes and 12,000 retweets.
Just 12 hours after sharing his debut post, Simpson currently has 132,000 Twitter followers - and counting.
He's already liked one tweet, too:
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Wow, Mr. Simpson @TheRealOJ32 just got on Twitter late last night, posted one tweet, and now almost has nearly 50,000 Twitter followers early the next morning. Isn't even verified yet. To all the haters, take notice! M.
- Malcolm LaVergne (@SinCityAttorney) June 15, 2019
At the moment, the former American football player is following six accounts, including the official football account of University of California Athletics and the official National Football League Twitter feed.
The news comes just days after the 25th anniversary of the death of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
OJ Simpson was arrested and charged with their murders. However, he was eventually acquitted by a jury following the most-viewed judicial proceeding in American TV history.
In a subsequent lawsuit in 1997, he was found liable for their 'wrongful deaths' and ordered to pay the families $33.5 million in damages.
Nicole's sister Tanya appeared on This Morning via satellite link on the anniversary of the 1994 murder, saying: "In our hearts we know he did it."
Referring to Simpson as a 'posterchild quintessential abuser', she added: "The truth of the matter is he did beat my sister dating back to 1978, we've seen those pictures, those journal diary entries."
In 2008, Simpson was convicted on 10 charges following an armed robbery and was sentenced to 33 years in prison with a minimum of nine years without parole. He was released in October 2017.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/OJ Simpson