Hired by a publisher to write it, O.J. Simpson (helped by a ghostwriter) wrote a book describing if he
had done it, how he would have murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. An interview with Simpson was planned to be aired in a two-part series the week before the book was released; the book was scheduled to hit bookstores on November 30. However, a week before the release date, News Corp., the parent company of both Fox Broadcasting and book publisher HarperCollins, has cancelled both the interview and the book.
O.J. Simpson says he knew that the money earned from writing the book would have been "blood money" but that he is desperate for money to pay off his debts. Sales of the book were expected to be high. Was the whole concept ill-conceived and in bad taste or is there some hint of a confession in the book as the publisher was touting?