O.J. Simpson lawyer peddles anti-Semitic conspiracy theory

F. Lee Bailey — one of the lawyers on O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team” — sounds like an anti-Semite in his dotage.

Bailey, 85, claims he has been persecuted since the football legend was acquitted of double murder in 1995 and that the case was never covered fairly in the media.

Interviewed for an hour on the “Morano Whenever” podcast, the bitter Bailey said the book publishing industry and Hollywood have a policy of censoring anything favorable to Simpson.

The disbarred lawyer seems to blame Jews when he says, “Some of the people who claim that most of their lives they’ve been subjected to horrible kinds of prejudice and extermination during World War II are now behaving in exactly the same totalitarian spirit by suppressing the one thing this country has to be proud of when all is said and done, and that’s an unfettered free press.”

F. Lee Bailey and O.J. Simpson
F. Lee Bailey and O.J. SimpsonAFP/Getty Images

Bailey, who also represented the “Boston Strangler” Albert DeSalvo and Patty Hearst, said he was snubbed by his peers and persecuted after he defended Simpson.

“I’m satisfied that it was the bedrock reason that the federal government went after my [law] license,” Bailey told Frank Morano, a host on 970 AM. “I was in litigation with the IRS in one case for 26 ¹/₂ years.”

Fellow Simpson lawyer Alan Dershowitz agrees that Bailey’s defense of the Juice did him in. He told Town & Country last year, “Without a doubt, I think it was a major factor in the vindictive way in which he’s been treated.”

Bailey was disbarred in 2001 after he refused to turn over assets his client, an accused marijuana dealer, had agreed to forfeit to the government.

He declared bankruptcy in 2017 and now lives in Maine, working as a consultant in an office above his girlfriend’s beauty salon.

“If you get on the wrong side of the government, you can expect a very rough ride,” Bailey said on the podcast. “It’s not fun, I can assure you.”

Bailey declined to comment.

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