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O.J. Simpson ‘gettin’ even’ by targeting Pasco man who called him Khloe Kardashian’s father

Norman Pardo said the former NFL star is trying to discredit him on Twitter because of a documentary he is releasing.
Norman Pardo of Pasco County has made a documentary about O.J. Simpson and told reporters recently that the former NFL star is the father of television celebrity Khloe Kardasian. Simpson took to Twitter to deny the allegation. [Times]
Published Jun. 17
Updated Jun. 17

O.J. Simpson said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do” with the Twitter account he just launched, and he’s starting with a Pasco County man.

Norman Pardo said he managed Simpson's public appearances from the late 1990s until the former NFL star was arrested in 2007 for stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint from a group of men in a Las Vegas hotel.

Pardo made a two-hour documentary titled Who Killed Nicole that he said will prove Simpson was at the scene of the crime that brought him notoriety earlier — the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Pardo also maintains that Simpson didn’t act alone.

Simpson was acquitted in 1995 during what was dubbed the trial of the century.

READ MORE: Pasco man says his documentary will show O.J. Simpson did it, but with help

But Simpson isn’t targeting Pardo over the documentary.

Instead, he’s taking to Twitter to deny, first, that he slept with Kris Jenner or, second, that he is the father of her daughter Khloe Kardashian. Pardo acknowledged Monday that he has made that claim during recent interviews.

Jenner’s late husband Bob Kardashian was one of Simpson’s attorneys during his 1995 trial. The family stars on the E! TV reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

“The first thing I want to set straight is this story Pardo (who was not my manger) is talking about all over the media regarding me & @KrisJenner,” reads the tweet, accompanying a two-minute video where Simpson presents his case.

Norman Pardo, traveling here with O.J. Simpson, said he once was Simpson's manager. But the former NFL star denies that in a new video posted on Twitter. [Courtesy of Norman Pardo]

“Bob Kardashian, he was like a brother to me. He was a great guy,” Simpson said in the video. “Never, and I want to stress never, in any way shape or form, have I ever had any interest in Kris romantically or sexually. And I never got any indication that she ever had any interest in me. So all of these stories are just bogus. Bad. Tasteless.”

Simpson adds that he may have "done a deal here or there" with Pardo but denies the Pasco man was ever his manager.

“I’ve always managed my own affairs, and I like to think very successfully,” Simpson said in the video. “So when you see these guys claim they’re my manager, it’s just not true.”

Pardo said he booked events in more than 30 cities during his time as Simpson's manager, including a well-publicized August 2001 Fort Myers concert featuring rapper Wyclef Jean.

The public appearances were meant to rehabilitate Simpson's image after the murders, Pardo said.

During their time together, Pardo said, he captured 70 hours of footage of Simpson, some to be included in the documentary.

Stars of the TV series "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" include sisters Khloe, left, Kim and Kourtney. [AP (2009)]

In one video, Simpson acknowledges Pardo’s work as manager, Pardo said, and he plans to release it publicly soon.

Pardo said he thinks Simpson targeted him on Twitter because a television network is interested in broadcasting the documentary.

“He knows who I am. He can’t dispute that,” Pardo said. “I am not upset with him. If I was in his shoes, I’d try to knock me down too.”


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