..it never would’ve happened.
Orenthal James Simpson just got arrested yesterday in Vegas on theft charges, you can read on that here. Juice ain’t never gonna get a break. But that led me to write about the happenings with his recently failed book. Someone please explain to me how in the hell, the world has a fit about OJ publishing this book. And the family crying about how much pain and suffering they would encounter with having to relive the trajedy, then turning around and publishing the book. People are all about the money these days. shame shame shame. I mean it was wrong for the book to ever be written, (sick people), but twice as bad for the family to get all double standard about it.
Here’s the short:
If I Did It is a book by O. J. Simpson, in which he puts forth a description of the murders for which he was charged, but was let free based on not enough evidence. Although the original release was canceled in November of 2006, by June 2007 copies of the book had leaked online.In August 2007, a Florida bankruptcy court awarded the rights to the book to the Goldman family to partially satisfy an unpaid civil judgment. The title of the book was expanded to If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer, and comments were added to the original manuscript by the Goldman family…
The book was announced in mid-November 2006 for a November 30, 2006 release, but intense public criticism led to the cancellation of the book’s publication and a related television interview. According to a Newsweek story, all 400,000 printed copies were recalled for destruction, except for one, locked away in a vault at News Corp. One copy did show up on eBay in January with a starting bid of $1500, and sold for over $65,000 fueling speculation about whether News Corp. was able to destroy all printed copies.
On August 14, 2007 it was reported that a literary agent for the Goldman family, Sharlene Martin, had made a deal to publish the book under the new title “Confessions of the Killer.” All of Simpson’s writing is to remain intact, with the addition of “key commentary.” The book’s release date and publisher were not made known with the announcement. Some of the proceeds are to benefit the Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice. A Ronald Lyle Goldman Justice Foundation was planned in 1995 to fund civil legal action against Mr. Simpson.
Rights for the book were transferred to the Goldman family, who will receive 90% of profits, as part of their settlement. The family’s lawyers announced intentions to pursue new publishing, film or TV deals in order to receive some of $33.5 million awarded to them in the civil case.
Fred Goldman sued the shell corporation, Lorraine Brooke Associates, for the publishing rights after it filed for bankruptcy. After Goldman purchased the rights from the court-appointed bankruptcy trustee, Nicole’s father, sued Goldman attempting to stop the publication but lost.
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