You may recall the O.J. Simpson book, If I Did It — a classy (allegedly fictional) tale of the events surrounding the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Well, the book, after all of the hoopla surrounding it, it actually set to release (gasp). In an interesting turn of events, this is what the Washington Post had to say about it:
"The family and publisher have pledged to leave Simpson’s manuscript entirely intact, but they will also add key commentary," Wright said in a prepared statement. "The Goldmans, the publisher and Sharlene Martin will all contribute portions of sales proceeds to the Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice."
While Simpson has maintained that he is innocent, anyone with a brain knows the deal (allegedly). Last year, following extensive (and rightfully so) public outcry, the book was scrapped and thankfully so. How horrific is it that this man tried to sell a book recounting such tales? Luckily, justice was finally served last month when a judge gave the rights over to the Goldman family.
It’s unbelievable that the family has yet to receive one penny of the $38 million O.J. Simpson owes them from the wrongful death judgment against this (alleged) derelict.
At least they’ll be able to recover some of the money through book sales, although I hope the commentary they plan to insert makes him look like the fool he is.