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Kato Kaelin Finally Admits: OJ Simpson Killed His Wife [UPDATED]

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In 1994, struggling actor Kato Kaelin was living in the guesthouse of the Brentwood home shared by football player-turned actor OJ Simpson, and his beautiful wife Nicole Brown Simpson. He was considered a minor witness to the murder of Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman, but his testimony was so uneven, prosecutors had him declared a hostile witness. Now, nearly 20 years later, Kaelin says he's ready to tell the truth: OJ did it.

The revelation comes via Cindy Adams' column in the NY Post:

Ask Kaelin today, this very minute, if O.J. — currently jailed in Vegas on a separate charge — killed his wife, and I repeat his exact words: “The statute of limitations has now passed . . . so I can now say . . . yes, he did it.”

Why didn’t he come forward and tell the truth? Ask why he let O.J. Simpson get away with murder, and I repeat his exact words:

“I was too scared. I was terrified.”

As TMZ points out, this disclosure is a bit "shocking," since Kaelin is the only person who was around Simpson at the time of the murders:
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Kato went to McDonald's with OJ ... came back to the house ... and was in OJ's guest house on Rockingham when OJ allegedly hit the air conditioner in an attempt to hide the bloody glove on that fateful night.

However, at the time of the trial, Kaelin was more known for bringing (unintentional) levity to the case, thanks to his bumbling nature and his blond surfer guy 'tude. Back then, no one knew if they should or could take him seriously.

Since the trial, Kaelin says he has been reviled: “People hated me. I’ve been spat upon. They threw gum in my coffee.” Now he plans to launch a website to interact with the public and is contemplating penning a book.

UPDATE 10:15 AM: Kaelin is now saying he never said that. (Imagine that, Kaelin's word is a little iffy?!) He reportedly told TMZ he did not say any of that to Cindy Adams and the NY Post, and that he "was shocked when he read the report" quoting him as coming forward due to the expiration of the "statute of limitations." Kaelin tells TMZ that he has said over the years he "THINKS" Simpson killed his wife and Goldman, but that he has "no first hand knowledge" of the crime.