Kato Kaelin Has a 'Gut Feeling' O.J. Simpson Was Guilty of Double Murder

PHOTO: Kato Kaelin is seen in this Novemeber 2011 file photo.
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Kato Kaelin, the famous guest at O.J. Simpson's house the night his ex-wife and her friend were brutally murdered at her Los Angeles home, now says that although he knows nothing more than anyone else who watched Simpsons' sensational 1995 trial unfold, he has a "gut feeling" that the former football star is guilty.

It has been nearly two decades since the "trial of the century," in which O.J. Simpson was accused of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Along with Judge Lance Ito and defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, Kaelin was one of the famous faces from the courtroom drama that soon turned into a media circus. Now he is back in the spotlight and speaking about the case, he says, for the very last time.

Kaelin told "Good Morning America" that he thinks Simpson is guilty, but says he knows nothing more than the rest of the country -- which held its collective breath while waiting for what many considered a shocking verdict (not guilty).

"You know you have intuition, gut feelings that was what it was for me, I couldn't prove it, it was my gut feeling," he said.

Kaelin found his name splashed across newspaper headlines throughout 1995 and rocketing across the Internet Thursday after the New York Post published a story in which Kaelin points a finger directly at Simpson saying, "Yes, he did it," but he was just too scared in 1995 to say that in court.

Kaelin is now fighting back against the New York tabloid, saying that story is a lie.

"These are words that were never used in my vernacular," Kaelin said.

Now, 18 years after the trial, Kaelin says when he looks back there is nothing that he wishes he would have or could have said that he didn't.

"There's nothing," he said. "I think if someone said you think he's guilty, I would have said, 'I think he's guilty.' But it's not a question that can be asked."

It's the storyline Kaelin -- who was known as much for his big blonde hair as his vague, rambling testimony on the stand in 1995 -- has stuck to all through his post-trial 15 minutes of fame, and beyond.

Today Kaelin hosts his own TV show in Los Angeles, and says he just wants to leave this history in the past. He says that his memories and recollections of the night Brown and Goldman were murdered have not changed over the past 18 years.

"I don't think about those memories," he said. "If it comes into my head, I hope it passes right away."

"I'm not the reason O.J. Simpson is innocent from the first trial," he said. "I'm not at all, there's prosecutors, there's witnesses. I said I think he's guilty and I said it many, many times. They cannot prove it. [The] jury said he's innocent."

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