"The subject of the moment is the subject I will never revisit again."
A quarter century after the murder of his ex-wife, O.J. Simpson doesn't want to focus on the negative.
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the former football star insisted he will never discuss the as-yet-unsolved murder of Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman, on June 12 1994.
"We don't need to go back and relive the worst day of our lives," he said. "The subject of the moment is the subject I will never revisit again."
"My family and I have moved on to what we call the 'no negative zone'. We focus on the positives."
Also off the table for discussion was the 72-year-old's finances; after being cleared of the murder in a year-long criminal trial, the "Naked Gun" star was subsequently found legally responsible for the deaths in a civil case, and ordered to pay a $33.5million settlement, most of which remains unpaid. But O.J. would only reveal that he currently lives off pensions.
Simpson did ultimately go to prison, serving a nine year sentence for kidnapping and robbery in Las Vegas in a bizarre case in which he attempted to steal back his own memorabilia. While he believes his sentence was unfair, he added: "I believe in the legal system and I honored it. I served my time."
Upon his release in October of 2017, many expected him to return to Florida, but he stayed in Vegas — and he's glad he did.
"The town has been good to me," he said. "Everybody I meet seems to be apologizing for what happened to me here."
Simpson had three children with his first wife Marguerite Whitley: Arnelle, 50, Jason, 49, and Aaren, who drowned in the family pool in 1979, aged two. With Nicole he shared Sydney, 33, and Justin, 30.
"Juice" claims he remains close to his children; Arnelle lives with him much of the time, while his parole officer granted him permission to visit his younger two, who have careers in real estate. Aside from that, he plays golf every day.
"I've been to Florida two or three times to see the kids and my old buddies in Miami. I even managed to play a game of golf with them," he said. "But I live in a town I've learned to love. Life is fine."