Fucking bizarre. I guess people (OJ and the various publishers and networks profiting from his murders) will do anything for money.
[quote]. . . two weeks before it is due to air, America is reeling with the news that O. J. Simpson is to describe, before an expected television audience of millions, how he would have murdered his wife.
Mr Simpson, who was controversially acquitted 11 years ago of the murder of his estranged wife, Nicole, and her companion, will detail over a two-hour interview how he might have carried out the crimes had he been the killer.
The former American football star has always denied responsibility for the murders. The interview, to be shown on Fox TV this month, comes before the release of his book on the subject, titled If I Did It.
"O. J. Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes,” the network said. . .
Mr Simpson was acquitted of the murders. . . But a subsequent civil trial held him responsible for the killings and ordered him to pay $33.5 million in damages to the Goldman family. . .
The family say that they have yet to receive a cent. One report said that Mr Simpson had received a $3.5 million (£2 million) advance for his book. Fox TV has not disclosed the size of his payment for the interview. . .
The National Enquirer, which broke the story about the book last month, cited a source familiar with the project describing the account as “so detailed and chillingly realistic — with O. J. as the central figure — that it leaves no doubt it is a confession of what really happened”. . .[/quote]
timesonline.co.uk/article/0, … 18,00.html
[quote]. . .just in time for November television sweeps, Simpson revealed that he will take part in a two-part Fox television special and release a book that will address how he might have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman.
“If I Did It,” is to be released Nov. 30 . . . the Fox network, will air a two-part interview with Simpson . . . on Monday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 29. In the book and the interviews, according to a statement from HarperCollins, Simpson will give a “bone-chilling account of the night of the murders,” which took place on June 12, 1994.
I’m going to tell you a story you’ve never heard before, because no one knows this story the way I know it," Simpson writes in the publisher’s release. “I want you to forget everything you think you know about that night, because I know the facts better than anyone.”
. . . From a legal perspective, said experts, even if Simpson confessed to the double murder, he could not be tried again. Under the legal concept of double jeopardy, a person may not be charged with a crime for which he has already been acquitted.
The controversy and attendant publicity may guarantee what Fox hoped for all along – big ratings at a critical period when advertising rates are being determined. . . [/quote]
latimes.com/entertainment/ne … -headlines
You certainly won’t find the book on my shelves. :raspberry: