Two of the most notoriously acquitted accused murderers in modern times are reportedly planning to team up for a reality show that is bound to bring in an audience of hate-watchers, if it actually happens.
According to InTouch magazine, the nervy duo is in talks to work on a reality series about living in the aftermath of their dubious acquittals. Of course, Simpson is still behind bars, serving out a 33-year sentence for his 2008 conviction of sports memorabilia theft, but he’s up for parole in October.
A source reportedly told InTouch that the proposed reality series “will give viewers the inside story on the aftermath of living with the horrible crimes [Anthony and Simpson] were ultimately acquitted of.”
Earlier this month, TMZ also reported that Simpson may be planning a reality show once he’s out of jail. The celebrity gossip site reportedly spoke to a number of producers and agents who were open to the idea of cashing in on Simpson’s notoriety, while others said they wanted nothing to do with him.
In a message exchange with an InTouch editor earlier this week, tot mom Anthony reportedly teased the idea of doing a reality show, before backpedaling to say she wasn’t serious.
“Who would watch it anyway, I know the ones that say they wouldn’t,” she reportedly said.
Anthony was acquitted in 2011 of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, though many questions remain about the circumstances of the toddler’s death. Simpson was acquitted of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995, but was later found to be responsible for their deaths in a civil trial.
In an exclusive interview with the Associated Press (AP) last month, Anthony said she had become interested in Simpson’s case, noting there were “a lot of parallels” between her life and his.
“I can empathize with his situation,” Anthony said.
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