Celebrities React To News Of O.J. Simpson’s Release

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday and everyone from comedian Kathy Griffin to actor Mark Hamill had something to say about it.

The 70-year-old Hall of Famer could be out as early as October 1 after serving almost 9 years for an armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2008. He has spent the last eight years at Lovelock Correctional Facility near Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was sent 13 years to the date after he was acquitted in the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. (RELATED: Report: O.J. Simpson Worried ‘Media Hype’ Is Going To Keep Him ‘Locked Up’)

O.J. Simpson arrives for his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/POOL

O.J. Simpson arrives for his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/POOL

“With all that goes on in this world: terror, wars, heroic deeds, only #OJSimpson could trump #RussianCollusion for headlines? Pun intended,” Donnie Wahlberg tweeted.

“OJ: “lived a conflict-free life”–but we heard Nicole’s 911 calls, the baseball bat through her car windshield,” Harry Shearer tweeted.

Update: The story has been updated to reflect Simpson’s age as 70-years-old, not 69-years-old as originally reported.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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