OJ Simpson selling his confession to the world for big bucks

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:

With any luck the Goldman family will receive every cent made from this trash. Maybe they can use the money to start a pyre underneath OJ while he is sleeping.

A brutal murderer and a TV network both profiting from lurid details of the murders. What utter scum.

“Can I have some more rope please?”

“Sure thing, Mr Simpson.”

[quote=“jdsmith”]“Can I have some more rope please?”

“Sure thing, Mr Simpson.”[/quote]

He can’t be tried for the same crimes again. He was already tried and found not guilty.

But he does owe a $33.5 million judgement to the Goldman family and they can use legal procedures to take any of his assets that they can find (including book, tv and movie proceeds), up to the $33.5M limit (perhaps plus attorney fees, etc.), for the rest of his life.

My guess is that he finally said, “fuck it, I can either mope around the rest of my life with that $33.5M judgment hanging over my head so that every penny I earn can be seized by the Goldmans, or I can shoot for the moon – if I sell enough books, interviews, movies, OJ Murder Dolls, etc, maybe I can raise more than $33.5M and get myself in the clear.” If he sells $50M in murder confessional crap he can pay off the judgment and pocket $16M.

Sounds crazy, but he does have nothing more to lose (he’s got that huge debt and everyone knows he’s a scumbag murderer), I can’t imagine what else he might be thinking, and who knows, maybe he can make more than that peddling his trash.

Does this man ever stop to think. Hmm, :ponder: what impact am I having on my kid’s lives?

Sick.

[quote=“Mother Theresa”][quote=“jdsmith”]“Can I have some more rope please?”

“Sure thing, Mr Simpson.”[/quote]

He can’t be tried for the same crimes again. He was already tried and found not guilty.

[/quote]

I know that. :unamused:

I was more thinking along the lines of “in the eyes of the people.” The man has no shame, and if he makes it out of this life on his own terms after doing something so incredibly grotesque like this, I’l be surprised.

[quote]
Does this man ever stop to think. Hmm, Pondering… what impact am I having on my kid’s lives?[/quote]
Well, he didn’t think cutting his ex-wife’s head off was so bad…

[quote]Faced with a growing uproar, Rupert Murdoch, the chairman the News Corporation, announced this afternoon that his company had canceled publication of the pseudo-memoir/confessional by O.J. Simpson, “If I Did It,” as well as a related television special that was to be broadcast on the Fox network next week.

“I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project,” Mr. Murdoch said in a statement. “We are sorry for any pain this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson.”[/quote]

nytimes.com/2006/11/20/busin … r=homepage

DUH. :homer:

Maybe AL Jazeera will air the show?

Good on Fox.

Oh … and f*ck OJ for trying to make yet another buck on his murderous past at the expense of us all. :raspberry:

And thank the sweet lord of conscience of the American public for denying this soulless prick the limelight.

Hey OJ, you can’t be tried again for these murders. Try writing, “I DID Do It and Here’s What the Coppers Didn’t Find Out.”

Justice in the end?

[quote]Dec. 15 – Judith Regan, the firebrand editor who stirred up decade-old passions last month with her plans for a book and television interview with O. J. Simpson, was fired late Friday by HarperCollins, the publishing company that oversaw her book business.

HarperCollins announced the dismissal, “effective immediately,” in a two-sentence news release that was issued at about 7 p.m. Eastern time. The announcement was made by Jane Friedman, president and chief executive of HarperCollins, who has long had a strained relationship with Ms. Regan. . . [/quote]

nytimes.com/2006/12/15/busin … r=homepage

i think this says it all from my perspective:

:bravo:

[quote]he book, in which Simpson explains how he might have committed the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman, has been the subject of a legal battle between the former NFL star and Goldman’s family.

The book and companion TV interview were never released amid public outrage.

Notice of the auction to be held by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has been sent to publishers, Hollywood studios and talent agencies, Goldman family attorney David Cook said.

It’s unknown who will bid on the rights, but Cook said the Goldmans will do so if needed.

A phone message left Tuesday for Simpson’s attorney Yale Galanter was not immediately returned.

Goldman’s family has been trying to collect a $33.5 million civil judgment from Simpson in a decade-old wrongful death lawsuit.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg ordered the book rights to be auctioned off with proceeds from the auction and any subsequent book profits turned over to Goldman’s family.

Rosenberg also ruled the rights of Lorraine Brooke Associates, a Florida-based company that struck the book deal with HarperCollins, a division of News Corp., be included in the auction. He ordered the auction be held by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department since HarperCollins’ California offices are located there. [/quote]
breitbart.com/article.php?id … 1&catnum=0

Nothing to say but “Fuck off, OJ.”
:upyours:

Better late than never. Looks like he’s about to do serious prison time now.

[quote] [b]
Simpson guilty of robbery, kidnap charges

Ex-football star faces prison sentence of 15 years to life over Vegas incident[/b]

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson, who went from American sports idol to celebrity-in-exile after he was acquitted of murder in 1995, was found guilty Friday of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Simpson, 61, could spend the rest of his life in prison. Sentencing was set for Dec. 5.

A weary and somber Simpson released a heavy sigh as the charges were read by the clerk in Clark County District Court. He was immediately taken into custody.

The Hall of Fame football star was convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and 10 other charges for gathering up five men a year ago and storming into a room at a hotel-casino, where the group seized several game balls, plaques and photos. Prosecutors said two of the men with him were armed; one of them said Simpson asked him to bring a gun. . .

Prosecutors said Simpson’s ownership of the memorabilia was irrelevant; it was still a crime to try to take things by force.

“When they went into that room and forced the victims to the far side of the room, pulling out guns and yelling, ‘Don’t let anybody out of here!’ — six very large people detaining these two victims in the room with the intent to take property through force or violence from them — that’s kidnapping,” prosecutor David Roger said.

Kidnapping is punishable by five years to life in prison. Armed robbery carries a mandatory sentence of at least two years behind bars, and could bring as many as 30.

Simpson, who now lives in Miami, did not testify but was heard on a recording of the confrontation screaming that the dealers had stolen his property. “Don’t let nobody out of this room” . . . [/quote]
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Yes. Of course it was not supposed to be of any consideration in this case, but everyone involved was aware of the book he wrote. I remember thinking at the time the book came out that he was stupid beyond belief for that. Anything that might happen in the future–and frankly I thought someone would have set him up good long ago–and that book would make it very difficult to get away with anything else. Well–Woo-Hoo! Glad to see that man finally do some time.

The big question should be what the hell is wrong with the US legal system? I’m somehow reminded of them eventually banging up Al Capone for dodging taxes.

HG