Could OJ's book still go public?
Citing sources close to OJ Simpson, Time is reporting that certain publication rights from his book, If I Did It, Here's How it Happened, could revert back to him before next Christmas. That means the book may still see the light of day, somewhere. Several European publishers have expressed an interest in the book, a "fictional" account of how Simpson would have committed the murders he was accused of had he actually done it. If the book ever gets published, here or abroad, Simpson is welcome to use this hypothetical blurb, written in the spirit of the book, based on what I would have said had I actually read it:
Upon opening Simpson's book, I was immediately stricken with dozens of oozing boils on the inside of my mouth, and my genitals caught on fire. Everyone I loaned it to experienced the same results. -- Adam Finley, TV Squad
The book was set to be published by Reagan Books, which is owned by News Corp, and an interview was also planned for FOX, also owned by News Corp. Rupert Murdoch pulled the plug on the interview after a public outcry, which seems to me kind of like donating to Jerry's Kids after punching a handicapped child in the face.
Meanwhile, Fred Goldman, father of the late Ron Goldman, is fighting to have all rights from the book given to him.