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Who Was the Mystery Man Stealing Attention at the Simpson Press Conference?

During the O.J. Simpson press conference today, a trickster wearing a hat that said “I Love Famous People” and a shirt reading “OJ ‘07” tried to steal attention away from Simpson’s lawyers.

He constantly interrupted the press conference and even gave high-fives to bewildered attorneys.

So who is he?

“Extra” can reveal his name is Anthony Barbieri, a comedian who takes on a character named Jake Byrd and tries to insert himself into live events as his character. He frequently appears on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

He’s the same guy who wanted to free Paris Hilton as she was sent to jail.


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