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O.J. Simpson's Book, "If I Did It"

By November 23, 2006

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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?

Comments

November 24, 2006 at 7:21 pm
(1) ll says:

I hope and pray that O.J. was not given a lot of money up front,yea it’s blood money, and he should not get a dime of it !

November 25, 2006 at 6:43 pm
(2) Kathleen says:

I believe that O.J. Simpson did kill his ex- wife and Mr.Goldman. I also find it difficult to understand how he can live with himself everyday. I think that a lot has been said about this book but I have not seen it myself so I can’t say if he actually is using the book as a way to confess to murder. It would be a good way for him to confess without confessing though. I really don’t want him to make one penny off of the murders. The families have suffered enough.

December 6, 2006 at 6:39 pm
(3) Geoge says:

I was shock that he actually wrote this book considering that he is already publically convict of two accounts of murder. I would like to know if any books were even sold. Who would want to read it?

December 14, 2006 at 1:40 pm
(4) donna says:

It doesn’t matter whether O J killed his x and her lover or not. He was aquited and cannot be tried again. He should have the same freedom of speech that we all have. I have never believe he killed them and would have loved to read the book. I am not a ghoul I just want to have the freedom to purchase and read what ever I want to. I suppose if Copote were alive and had just had ” In Cold Blood” published he would have been booed too and his book burned. That book made him famous as did ” To Kill a Mockingbird” make Harpee Lee famous.
We had better watch out or we will have all of our freedoms taken away.
God is our judge and no one will escape his wrath at the appointed time. Until then Let Freedom ring.

November 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm
(5) Sandra says:

If he did it? WE ALL KNOW HE DID…..WHAT A LOSER

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