"They can say just about anything," he complained to a supportive crowd at the Scripture Cathedral Church. "They have to be held responsible."
As an example of media "untruths," he cited one report which had him on his way to the Dominican Republic to marry girlfriend Paula Barbieri, when in fact, he says, he was at home in Los Angeles.
He complained that Walters reported on ABC that he had problems with his former employers at Hertz and NBC, as well as difficulties with his alimony payments. He claimed to have told Walters that she was wrong on all three points--and that she told him she was just reading a script.
"Totally untrue," an ABC executive quoted Walters as responding. "This conversation never took place." He added that no one at ABC could figure out which of Walters' broadcasts Simpson had in mind.
If Simpson does indeed sue news organizations for libel, he'd have to sit through more trials on the facts surrounding the notorious murders of his ex-wife and her friend, for which he was acquitted last year.
Simpson and other participants in the upcoming civil trial are under a gag order, which prevents them from publicly discussing the trial itself--but, plainly, not from speaking out.