Tuesday, July 15, 2014
If I Did It: Confessions Of The Killer, O.J. Simpson
Synopsis: In 1994, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were brutally murdered at her home in Brentwood, California. O. J. Simpson was tried for the crime in a case that captured the attention of the American people, but was ultimately found not guilty of criminal charges. The victims' families brought a civil case against Simpson, and he was found liable for willfully and wrongfully causing the deaths of Ron and Nicole by committing battery with malice and oppression.
In 2006, Harper Collins announced the publication of a book in which O. J. Simpson told how he hypothetically would have committed the murders. In response to public outrage that Simpson stood to profit from these crimes, Harper Collins canceled the book. A Florida bankruptcy court awarded the rights to the Goldmans in August 2007 to partially satisfy the unpaid civil judgment, which has risen to over $38 million with interest.
The Goldman family views this book as his confession, and has worked hard to ensure that the public will read this book and learn the truth. This is the original manuscript approved by O. J. Simpson, with up to 14,000 words of key additional commentary.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice.
Thoughts: Most of this book was disgustingly obvious BS,an attempt to make Nicole Brown look like a horrible person,apparently to convince people she deserved what she got. The only chapter that rings true is the one which describes the night of the grisly murder, the chapter which The Killer still insists is purely hypothetical. I came away from this book even more convinced that he is guilty, and that he deserves to spend the rest of his life in jail.