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O.J. Simpson's lawyer Malcolm LaVergne explains Simpson's Twitter account

Posted at 6:02 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 09:02:37-04

Malcolm LaVergne, O.J. Simpson's Las Vegas lawyer, is speaking out and explaining why Simpson created a Twitter account.

Since his release from a Nevada prison in 2017, O.J. Simpson has kept a relatively low profile in Las Vegas.

The former NFL star and ex-convict spends most of his time playing golf and occasional appearing in other people's social media posts when he is spotted around town.

But now he has his own Twitter account and he already has more than 700K followers.

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LaVergne says that until recently, he and his client made a conscious decision to avoid social media and decline most interviews, which allowed everyone else to say or print whatever they wanted withouth rebuttal.

LaVergne says that a couple of things happened over the last couple of months that resulted in them thinking more and more about the pros and cons of social media and at some point, the pros started outweighing the cons.

Now Simpson, 71, is using social media like many other public figures in the digital age to tell his side of the story.

For example, Simpson is using Twitter to deny any type of romantic involvement with lawyer Rob Kardashian's wife Kris.

O.J. Simpson joined Twitter 25 years after the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. The Goldm

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