OJ Simpson’s attorney Alan Dershowitz said that he would have represented the alleged victims of the 1994 murder “if they had called me first.”

Dershowitz made the statement to Fox’s Sean Hannity on Thursday, following the news that Simpson had died from prostate cancer aged 76.

“I want to send my sincerest condolences to the Goldman family, the Brown family. They’ve done a phenomenal job in standing up for their relatives, and if they had called me first before the OJ team called me, I probably would have represented the Goldman or the Brown family,” Dershowitz said, as earlier reported by Mediaite.

However, Dershowitz was attributed for rounding out Simpson’s “Dream Team” during the murder trial for the NFL superstar’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and Ron Goldman.

Goldman was just 25 years old when he was murdered outside Brown’s Brentwood home on June 12, 1994.

Dershowitz told Fox: “I’m very sympathetic with the Goldmans and the Brown family and I wish I could have been on their side, but I wasn’t, and in the end, I think history will remember OJ Simpson as someone who possibly did it, but who the police tried to frame.”

Goldman worked as a waiter at the restaurant Mezzaluna and is believed to have stopped by Brown’s home after his shift to return her mother’s reading glasses.

The pair was found stabbed to death shortly after midnight.

Simpson — who was divorced from Brown two years earlier — was acquitted of the brutal killings in October 1995 despite the mountain of evidence against him.

Much of his acquittal was attributed to his “Dream Team” of lawyers that included Dershowitz — who has represented other public figures like serial killer and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein — as well as Robert Kardashian, Robert Shapiro, and Johnnie Cochran.

Separately on Thursday, Dershowitz told NBC that he was saddened by Simpson’s death.

“I knew he was very sick, so I’m upset that he died,” the 85-year-old attorney and former Harvard Law professor told the outlet.

“I got to know him fairly well during the trial. It was one of the most divisive trials in American history along racial lines,” he added, referring to the fact that Simpson’s trial came on the heels of the infamous Los Angeles riots, which broke out when four white police officers were acquitted of the vicious, caught-on-camera beating of a black man named Rodney King.

That verdict left simmering racial tensions in the city, which bled into the case against Simpson, who at the time was one of the most famous black men in America.

“He’ll always be remembered for the Bronco chase, for the glove, and for the moment of acquittal,” Dershowitz said.

Simpson was infamously arrested for Brown and Goldman’s killings following a slow-speed car chase in his white Bronco on June 17, 1994.

At trial, he struggled to try on a blood-stained glove that prosecutors argued linked him to the crime scene.

The moment prompted Cochran to insist that, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

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Though Brown’s family has yet to speak out on Simpson’s death, Goldman’s parents, Kim and Fred Goldman, offered in a statement Thursday that read: “The news of Ron’s killer passing away is a mixed bag of complicated emotions and reminds us that the journey through grief is not linear.”

“For three decades we tirelessly pursued justice for Ron and Nicole, and despite a civil judgment and his confession in ‘If I Did It,’ the hope for true accountability has ended.”

The victims’ family members, including Fred Goldman, always insisted on Simpson’s guilt.

The heartbroken father insisted earlier Thursday that Simpon’s death was “just further reminder of Ron being gone all these years.”

“It’s no great loss to the world. It’s a further reminder of Ron’s being gone,” Fred Goldman told NBC.

Simpson was ordered to pay both families over $33 million total in a civil suit for wrongful death and battery.

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