Did O.J. Simpson really call Khloe Kardashian immediately after his release from prison to address the rumors he's her biological dad? That's the claim in one of this week's new tabloids, which says the former football player is desperate to reconnect with the family. Gossip Cop, however, can set the record straight.
Simpson was released on parole earlier this month after serving nine years for armed robbery, and an article in the latest issue of Star claims his first order of business as a free man was to reach out to Kardashian. A so-called "insider" tells the magazine, "He was on the phone with Khloe the day he got out of jail. He told Khloe that he wasn't calling to harass her, just to touch base because she and her brother Rob have been on his mind for years."
Of course, there's an ongoing conspiracy theory that Simpson had an affair with Kris Jenner in the '80s, resulting in him being the real father of the two youngest Kardashian siblings. The claim is both false and ridiculous, but the tabloid's alleged source contends, "He suggested meeting face to face [with Khloe] so he can apologize for all the paternity rumors and even take a DNA test if they want." The seemingly phony insider goes on to say Kardashian, her brother and their mom are now considering taking him up on the offer.
But Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the Kardashian clan, who exclusively assure us Simpson never called Khloe or anyone else in the family following his release from prison. We're told the outlet's account of events is complete "nonsense." Unfortunately, this is hardly the first time Star has attempted to push the bogus narrative surrounding Simpson possibly fathering two of the Kardashians.
Gossip Cop busted the tabloid in July for falsely claiming Simpson and Kardashian were taking a DNA test after his release from prison to settle the paternity issue. Prior to that, we debunked the magazine's phony cover story alleging Jenner and Simpson had an affair. This latest article on the subject is equally baseless.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.