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OJ Simpson's "If I Did It" to be published

post #1 of 22
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http://www.tmz.com/2007/08/13/o-j-do...o-be-released/

It seems that OJ Simpson's "hypothetical account" of how he (would have) murdered his wife and her friend (if he had actually done it) is going to be published.

Apparently there is gruesome detail about the killing of his ex-wife and Goldman. However, he stipulates that the murder scenes are "hypothetical."

Apparently the murder scene descriptions are "so detailed and so chillingly realistic" that readers are left with little doubt as to what really happened.

And to top it off, because of the double jeopardy laws he can't be retried for the murders.

Last year when this book was to be published he had stated publically that even though there is a civil judgment against him for millions, he planed on keeping all of the proceeds of the 3.5 million that he was to be paid plus any sale proceeds, by spending it quickly. All the rest of his assets are in his kids name to protect them from being siezed to pay the judgment.

The book was ultimately cancelled and a formal apology by the publisher given to the families.

That guy sure is a piece of work. He's guilty and his trial was a joke!

Oh well, at least the truth will come out, even if it is "hypothetical"

Apparently the parents of Goldman were awarded the rights to the book as part of the 3.5 million dollar civil judgment against OJ. So they are actually the ones who are having it published with portions of the proceeds earned going to a foundation charity that they have set up for "Justice" in their son's name.

Nicole's family is apparently contesting the book release saying that it's basically a "how to" get away with murder.
post #2 of 22
Well, I don't really care what they're doing with the proceeds, it doesn't make it right. I still think it's disgusting and I'm disappointed it's being published.
post #3 of 22
Sad truth is that OJ vowed to "find the real killer" over 10 yrs ago - and he looks at the killer every morning in the mirror.

I won't buy the book. I've always felt he was the one the did it. Kinda like the BTK killer - had to "correct" the media in what really happened and who knows better then the killer himself as to how it was done!

The only thing I find "good" is that Goldman's will finally be getting some of the money OJ owes them. I don't see how OJ can legally get away with not paying the family. IMO its not right at all!
post #4 of 22
Nicole's sister was on the news saying that the Brown family disagreed with the Goldman's wanting to get it published. Nicole's children will also be receiving proceeds from the book. They are old enough to know better and not to read it. Could you imagine though receiving money from such a thing that described your mother's murder? I feel bad for them and they have suffered the most.
post #5 of 22
Wow I know 1/10 sweet F.A about the OJ nonsense just that he was found not guilty, or it was a hung jury.

Can someone please fill me in as to why he would owe that family so much money? I don't know whether he is guilty or innocent and its not up to me to decide, but either way, why does he owe such $?

I understand why that family is publishing the book though, its to get some of that money, but you would think, they wouldn't want to know how the crime was committed.

Sounds like a bizarre story. This also goes to prove I don't pay much attention to the news.
post #6 of 22
IMO money doesn't bring back the people that were lost. Hopefully the money won't be going to their pockets, but to a charity for abusive homes or support groups for lost loved ones due to violence.

I remember about a year ago that this book was suppose to come out, I didn't think it was ever going to reach the bookshelves.

OJ is basically sticking his middle finger up at our justice system. IMO we should place him in exhile.
post #7 of 22
I was very surprised when the Goldmans went ahead and published the book. I thought when they won the rights to it, it would be buried.
post #8 of 22
It seems as if the Goldmans are just wanting money. The Browns are against it. I feel bad for the kids. Yeah, they will profit from it as well, but at what cost? To have a book in publication about how their father killed their mother? Did the Goldmans' even think to consider them? It's blood money as far as I'm concerned.
post #9 of 22
I have to side with the Brown family on this one.
I don't think that book should ever see the light of day.

I feel so bad for those two kids...Sydney and Justin ( I think those are their names )...they lost their Mother I don't know how much contact they have with their Father, if any.
So big deal, they get some money...but at what cost?
They're old enough now to make the decision not to read that book, but even if they don't go out and pick up a copy just the thought that's it's there in every bookstore for the whole world to read would have to be so heartbreaking for them.

I could be wrong, but for some reason I seem to remember Fred Goldman saying at the end of the civil trial that it wasn't about the money...correct me if I'm wrong....If it's not about the money, then why publish it?
I don't care who they give the money to, even if it is a charity.
Ten zillion dollars is never going to bring Ron or Nicole back.

To me, having that book published is just wrong.
post #10 of 22
Yeah, I thought the civil trial, and the claiming the publishing rights to the book, wasn't so much about getting money as making sure OJ didn't have any money. I guess that was wrong.
post #11 of 22
In the civil trial, OJ was found guilty and Goldman's were awarded the money. However, OJ vowed he would NEVER pay the family a dime. He more/less hid all his money and is still living high on the hog!
post #12 of 22
I am completely and totally against stopping publication of books, or banning any books. That said, this is one of those rare exceptions to my rule. This book should never be published.
post #13 of 22
Well I think it's disgusting. I don't care how much money could be made and donated to the victims for this. That would only matter if there were a chance that they would not be further victimised in the process of that money being made.

Will there ever be a time in this world where simple decency and doing the right thing outweighs financial gain?
post #14 of 22
WHAT a thing, for his kids to read.

"Gee, Dad, we always wondered, just HOW you killed Mom."
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by DIEGO View Post
Wow I know 1/10 sweet F.A about the OJ nonsense just that he was found not guilty, or it was a hung jury.

Can someone please fill me in as to why he would owe that family so much money? I don't know whether he is guilty or innocent and its not up to me to decide, but either way, why does he owe such $?

I understand why that family is publishing the book though, its to get some of that money, but you would think, they wouldn't want to know how the crime was committed.

Sounds like a bizarre story. This also goes to prove I don't pay much attention to the news.
You seriously don't know? The Goldmans sued him for wrongful death of their son and he was found liable in a civil trial.
That's why he ows the family so much money.
post #16 of 22
A black day for the American Judicial system, how humiliating for us.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by jenniferd View Post
You seriously don't know? The Goldmans sued him for wrongful death of their son and he was found liable in a civil trial.
That's why he ows the family so much money.

he is not from North america, so no reason he should know

how to get away with murder,
be famous,
be rich
be black and play the race card
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
WHAT a thing, for his kids to read.

"Gee, Dad, we always wondered, just HOW you killed Mom."
OJ wrote this book.
So, if he was concerned about his children reading it, maybe he shouldn't have written it.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Graciecat View Post
I have to side with the Brown family on this one.
I don't think that book should ever see the light of day.

I feel so bad for those two kids...Sydney and Justin ( I think those are their names )...they lost their Mother I don't know how much contact they have with their Father, if any.
So big deal, they get some money...but at what cost?
They're old enough now to make the decision not to read that book, but even if they don't go out and pick up a copy just the thought that's it's there in every bookstore for the whole world to read would have to be so heartbreaking for them.

I could be wrong, but for some reason I seem to remember Fred Goldman saying at the end of the civil trial that it wasn't about the money...correct me if I'm wrong....If it's not about the money, then why publish it?
I don't care who they give the money to, even if it is a charity.
Ten zillion dollars is never going to bring Ron or Nicole back.

To me, having that book published is just wrong.
How much contact these children have with OJ? I believe he is raising them.
As for the book, OJ wrote it and wanted to publish it.
If he was concerned about his children reading it, he shouldn't have written it. Goldmans are not related to these children. And their father who is raising these children didn't seem to be concerned about this book's publication being upsetting to these children.
post #20 of 22
I don't care who's getting the money from it. I still don't like. I still hope no one reads it
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by eburgess View Post
I don't care who's getting the money from it. I still don't like. I still hope no one reads it

There is so much controversy around it and blood and guts sell, so this book is going to be a block buster best seller, even though people have said they wouldn't buy it.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
There is so much controversy around it and blood and guts sell, so this book is going to be a block buster best seller, even though people have said they wouldn't buy it.
Well, I am for sure not buying it, but according to Amazon.com it's a book #41 right now in sales so I think it will do very well.
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