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Louisville restaurant owner reflects on 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson case

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Jeff Ruby (Source: WXIX) Jeff Ruby (Source: WXIX)
O.J. Simpson's 1994 mugshot (Source: Los Angeles Police Department) O.J. Simpson's 1994 mugshot (Source: Los Angeles Police Department)
The Goldman family was awarded the rights to Simpson's book, which they consider a confession. The Goldman family was awarded the rights to Simpson's book, which they consider a confession.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Despite many unanswered questions that remain 20 years after the double murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman, Louisville restaurant owner Jeff Ruby says he has no doubt that O.J. Simpson committed the crime.

Ruby famously kicked Simpson out of his restaurant on Derby Eve 2007 as a show of respect for the victims' families.

"Oh, I liked him," Ruby said seven years later as the nation remembered the 20th anniversary of the killings. "He'd been here, we drank together, we had pictures together. He'd been here a few times. But after... all this happened, and he wrote the book, I said, 'If this ever happens again, I'm throwing him out.' I mean, I don't want him taking pictures and giving autographs for being a double-murderer that got away with it. He was still a celebrity."

Publication of Simpson's book If I Did It, in which he explained how he hypothetically would have committed the murders, was canceled in 2006 after public outrage. A Florida bankruptcy court later awarded the book's rights to the Goldman family to partially satisfy the civil judgment against Simpson. They published the book, which they consider Simpson's confession, and added a commentary titled He Did It.

Simpson currently is serving time at a Nevada prison for a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas.

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