OJ Simpson's book..."IF I Did It"
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OJ Simpson's book..."IF I Did It"
I couldn't believe it when I heard about this a couple days ago. This makes him even MORE despicable than he is already. Besides his (and his publisher's) hope of making money, what other reason could he have for writing this? His publisher says that she considers it a confession.
It can't be that he is just so burdened by guilt that he had to finally come clean. If that were the case, he could just out and out confess to the authorities because he can't be tried again anyway because of double jeopardy. The only motivation that I can think of is a horrible "in your face" to the Brown and Goldman families. Why open their wounds again? (Not that they ever closed, poor people).
I once saw an interview with he and Diane Sawyer where he pretended to stab Diane with a banana. It was creepy. He is a total socio-path. No conscience at all. This is the man who wasn't going to "rest" until he found his wife's "real" killer. I guess you do that from a golf cart, waving and mugging for the cameras.
It is my sincere hope that no one will buy the book or watch the interview on Fox. The best thing that can happen is that this guy fade away, literally and figuratively.
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What I really want to know is where were his editors? Should it be "If I had done it?"
All kidding aside the guy is a freak, I feel for his poor children, imagine what they go through on a daily basis, and no I won't be watching the interview on Fox or reading the book.
I think he has some MONGO balls to be writing this book. Sorry if that offends but it's the way I feel!!!
ditto Deanna. I think it's disgusting and I hope Fox gets enough pressure from public outrage to not show it.
Hope this doesn't turn into a debate. (It probably won't, since it's more likely that we all agree!)
I haven't heard one good thing about it. I think it's sick. Just imagine what Nicole's kids are going through.
I'm one of the VERY few that thinks he didn't do it. I'll read the book, and watch the interview.
He went on trial, and went through all the legal proceedings that our country offers and requires. He was found innocent.
IMO, if everyone is so concerned that he is guilty, they should focus their efforts on changing the legal system to a system that is more acceptable.
What if, when we all die and go to "heaven", we find out that he really didn't do it?
Sorry to be the odd one out ;)
Some people just need to be in the limelight,he's that type of person.I think he is scum.
Breann, even if he didn't do it (and I didn't say he did) why the heck does he need to write a stupid book about it? And why the stupid title "If I did, this is how I would have done it"?
Why so sick and morbid? I mean, people actually died. Kids lost their mommy. A woman lost her sister. Why make light of it with a book?
Brean you know he wasn't found innocent, just not guilty. HOwever in a civil case, which is about money and not jail time he was found guilty of the murders.
I will admit I have some interest in reading the book, just to see his mongo balls...i just can't imagine what he would say.
As far as repairing the court system...you bet I do my share, by writing letters and voting. But we give people the benefit of the doubt because if we don't then we all lose our freedom, and sometimes juries just get it wrong. Interestingly enough several of the jurors said if they had seen all the evidence that we had seen (that was withheld from court) they too would of found him guilty. Unfortuantly money speaks and can buy freedom.
Ditto Cocoa...even if he is innocent, why would anyone write a book about how they would kill someone? Why would a guilty person do it for heaven's sake? It's just morbid, like someone else said.
Ditto Kaye...not found innocent, just found not guilty. And if he DIDN'T do it, why would he want to write about his wife and mother of his children being murdered by HIMSELF? That's weirdo.
Lisa - Yes, a sister was lost as well as a Mommy. However, lets not forget Jeff Goldman, too. That poor kid was literally in the wrong place at the wrong time. All he was doing was returning Nicole's Mom's sunglasses that she had accidently left in the restaurant where he worked. Poor Mr. Goldman tried desperately to see that justice was served on behalf of his son, and was sorely dissappointed. He also wanted to make sure that no one forgot Jeff.
Too bad that dogs can't talk or OJ would have gotten the "needle". Nicole's poor dog saw the whole thing. Later, a man was walking his dog and Nicole's dog walked up to him with blood on him and tried very hard to get the man to follow him. The man said that he seemed very agitated and upset. The man took him home for a few hours, and because the dog wouldn't settle down, the man decided to let him out and follow him. The dog led him right to the murder scene. It was that man who called the police.
Poor dog. He knew something wasn't right. I'm with everyone that believes he did it! I think they would have found someone else by now!
He's such a publicity ...........he makes me sick.
What in the world is he trying to accomplish? I hope it bites him in the butt and changes the minds of some who think he's innocent...
What comes around,goes around.I'm a firm believer in this.He'll get what he deserves one day.
He disgusts me. I won't read the book, listen to the interviews, or waste my time with that piece of scum. How could he do this to his children? This is just his way of getting back into the public eye. He can't do it any other way so he has to stoop to this level. I feel sorry for the victims' families. While they will never get over their losses, they do not need for it to back in the spotlight like it is. OJ Simpson is a selfsih, shallow excuse for a human.
Ditto Sherri, thats what I say, what goes around comes around and it may not be today , tomorrow , or even the next day, but he will get his.
You know we have a lot of sick people out here,( I dont' mean the ones that are have a legitimate illness) I mean the ones that get off of doing stupid, crazy things, sometimes just so that they can see another person suffer.
From a personal experience with a family member being accuse of child abuse and later the child mother confessed to actualy causing the child death, but just because of what she said and the way she set my cousin up ( she beat her baby really bad and thrust her into her crib) when she saw that the baby was still crying as if something was wrong she went to my cousin whom lived in her neighborhood and asked her to watch her while she went to work. and didn't come back until the next afternoon after she heard that the baby had died. But because the child was with my cousin when she passed she was arrested and trying to prove that she didn't do it was extremley hard( she had ben in trouble a lot as a child) and with the mother saying that her child was fine and all, but to make a long story short a few months after the child funeral she (the child's mother)confessed about a month later that she had done it the guilt was too much for her to take.
But I've come to not judge , all I can say is that I was not there, yes he had a lot of evidence that implicated him to me , but I also know first hand that not all things are as they seem. But at the same time it was just too much of a coincidence. One thing I've wanted to ask somone else about all these years. When Johnnie had him try those gloves on, was it just me or did others feel right then and there that his team was not telling the truth. How many people they know wear gloves with latex gloves under neath, so of course they where not going to fit.
But he has to live with what he has or hasn't done and what he is about to do. This morning when I woke up I thought of his children (because I knew this is the day the book comes out) I wonder did he as a parent consider or think abtou what this will be doing to his children, to hear there father say how he would kill there mother.
Yes I too believe that it is opportunity to make money, an opportunity to say to the Brown's and Goldman's hahaha, an opportunity to attempt to clear his conience ( now I do believe that no matter how direct of a role he played a roll in there murders)and yes poor Ron, gosh, We here peopel say the phrase being in the wrong palce at the wrong time, itf there ever wasnt' time that this ranged more true.
I know that I will nto be buying the book (why should I put money into his pockets, the interview I haven't decided if I will be looking at it or not, probaley wont deal or no deal is on tonight among othre thigns so it may slip my mind. But If I do catch itit will be just to see how more stupider, sick he can sound and look. Because that I believe he is. Just that whole bbromnco chase said a lot for him as a mentally sane person.
I did read that he will not be able to keep any of the money. It will go to the Goldman's and the Brown's as part of their lawsuit settlement. That being said, I still think it's absolutely despicable to air this show..
Collette I read that he would keep the money cause he is routing it in a weird direction so it cannot be considered money for his lost lawsuit. To me it is amazing he would do this to his children. Why keep dragging them through all of this. Let it be and let them move on as best as possible.
I've read a couple of columnists about this. They all say - don't buy the book and don't watch the show on FOX. Don't let anyone profit off this drivel. And, frankly, I can't imagine that the money hasn't been set up in some way so that it doesn't go to Goldmans and the Browns. He is not a stupid man in most ways - just in the ways that count - and he has at least one smart lawyer.
The book is published by ReganBooks, part of Harper-Collins publishers. I am going to send them a letter telling them just what I think of this. I will not buy anything from ReganBooks in the future, and will tell them so. Whether I buy anything from Harper-Collins depend, because HarperCollins publishes a lot of good books. But I sure won't buy anything with their ReganBooks label. This is so very, very disgusting.
I read a commentary online yesterday by a law professor. She said that there are ways to divert the money, such as a corporation formed for that purpose, so that it can't be made part of the civil settlement. He is not smart, but he is shrewd, and yes, Ginny, I agree that he must have at least one smart lawyer.
I understand that ReganBooks is kind of the "sleaze" arm of Harper-Collins. They published a lot of the books about Laci Peterson's murder.
Ginny, I wouldn't expect any response from Harper Collins. Dr. Laura Schlessinger ranted about this on her radio show, and said that she also wrote a letter to Harper Collins (who also publishes her books), and has received no response.
many other convicted killers and people who have committed heinous crimes have been interviewed on television by other people like Barbra Walters and such. I don't see why everyone is upset that they are interviewing OJ. I do think the book written terrible though.
They probably wouldn't be interviewing OJ if he hadn't written the book. Otherwise, It might not be such a big deal.
I just think that the least amount of exposure this guy gets, the better. He doesn't deserve it, and the families of the victims sure don't need or want it. It would be best for everyone if he just became invisible. I say shame on Fox for agreeing to the interview. It is a waste of airtime and electricity. They must be hard up for ratings.
I understand that NBC turned him down, and he was once a sports commentator on their network. CBS and ABC weren't even approached.
All of this is beyond our control. The only thing we can control is what we do about it. I despise these actions, and will NOT even read an excerpt from this book, nor will I watch any interviews. Unfortunately this won't change the world at all, because almost every aspect of our daily lives is driven by profit. As long as there's a buck to be made, some creep will seize upon it. If enough of the people in this world would refuse to help trash like this become profitable, it would stop. Sadly, by appealing to the most base instincts in humanity, these people win. Just by discussing it here, we add to the notoriety and publicity for his book. If you really hate it, say nothing. I, myself, will not mention this trash again.
Bea - Your excellent point is well taken.
Perhaps there is some justice in this....
Simpson book and special cancelled
I was just coming to post that, Karen. Rupert Murdoch, who owns both Fox and Harper-Collins (the publisher) has cancelled both the Fox interview and the book. I could not be more pleased. It goes to show that sometimes expressing your opinion can make a difference.
Agreed, too! One of our local Fox stations wasn't going to show the special, anyway.
What great news!!! While Bea's point is quite well taken, I wonder if silence can sometimes be interpreted as acceptance. It is most encouraging to know that the public has a voice in such matters. I am relieved for the families of the victims. I can't imagine how they must have felt when the news of this hideous book surfaced.