- OJ Simpson is reportedly totally free after his early parole, which was supposed to expire in February 2022, ended early
- Reports coming from the US suggest that OJ was awarded credits for good behaviour while serving his parole, which led to it ending early
- The popular former NFL star spent nine years in jail before getting parole following his conviction in his armed robbery trial in 2008
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OJ Simpson is officially a free man, according to reports. Reports coming from the US suggest that his early parole has ended early.
His attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, has confirmed to Associated Press that the former NFL star is "completely a free man". TMZ reports that OJ had been on parole since 2017. It was initially set to "expire" on 9 February, 2022.
The publication reports that a Nevada State Police spokesperson said OJ was discharged from parole in early December. The spokesperson added that OJ was awarded credits for good behaviour while out on parole, which is the reason it ended early.
The 74-year-old was granted parole after spending nine years in jail following his conviction in his armed robbery trial in 2008.
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Bill Cosby breaks his silence after prison release
In other news, Briefly News reported that Bill Cosby spoke out for the first time since being released from prison after his sexual assault conviction was overturned. He is grateful to finally be free after the time he had to serve.
In a tweet, Cosby declared his innocence and thanked his fans for their support. Cosby had already served more than two years of his sentence, which had been set at three to 10 years in a Pennsylvania state prison in Shippack.
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The 83-year old's sexual assault conviction back in 2018, however, was overturned by the Philadelphia Supreme Court.
Bill Cosby off the hook
Briefly News previously reported that Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled that Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction was to be overturned. Cosby had served just two years of his sentence, which had been set to last anywhere between three to 10 years.
Cosby had said that he would rather serve all 10 years of his sentence than show any sign of remorse over his interactions with Andrea Constand in 2004. The 83-year-old comedian had been convicted of drugging and assaulting Constand at his home.
He was charged in 2015 shortly before the statute of limitations expired, which had a limit of 12 years in this case. BBC News reported that Pennsylvania's highest court overturned Cosby's conviction after it found that a previous prosecutor's decision that the comedian should not be tried was correct.
Source: Briefly News