It has been a long time since O.J. Now it looks like he's finally getting back to his old ways and expanding his horizons again.
And that's causing some trouble of its own. According to reports, he's barely made a dent in paying the judgment.
A source said that Cohen wore a curly wig and thick glasses while meeting with Simpson in a Las Vegas hotel room. The details of the movie, and Simpson's role in it, remain scant, but given Cohen's output, one can assume it will be an outlandish comedy of some sort.
Cohen's team is remaining silent at the moment, and refuse too confirm that a movie is even being shot. But that goes with the territory for a movie like this, and Sacha Baron Cohen is probably much more concerned about his cover being blown. Sources stated that Simpson would not take part in Cohen's film unless he was paid for his services upfront.
"When approached about the project, Simpson said: "'I know him well.
"'I know him well".
Although OJ was acquitted, he was still ordered to pay ver $25 million for liability, that he apparently ignored. Simpson was granted parole and released in October 2017 after serving nine years in a Nevada prison. A collections lawyer is claiming that O.J. Simpson must turn over the $20K from the film shoot to the civil case in helping to pay back his debt.
"Paying money-cash no less-in secret to O.J. Simpson is 100 percent unadulterated sleaze", Cook later told the New York Post.
The prankster is known for his outrageous stunts, however, his hiring of Simpson was deemed inappropriate by some in the social media universe and by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. She says this in response. "This is not a joke, nor is it entertainment", said Tanya Brown, Nicole's sister to The Daily Mail.
For Cohen to work with the controversial public figure, it comes years after the outspoken actor-comedian used Simpson's name to provoke audience members in a scene in his 2009 film: Brüno.