Yes, Fred Goldman has not received a dime from O.J. Simpson despite winning a $38 million wrongful death judgment against him. However, getting the rights to O.J.’s book “If I Did It” and then publishing it as a way of retribution seems a bit odd.
– Alexander, TheScroogeReport
This from Associated Press:
LOS ANGELES – The sister of Nicole Brown Simpson on Tuesday called for a boycott of the O.J. Simpson book “If I Did It” about the slaying of Simpson’s ex- wife and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Denise Brown said she was “shocked and horrified” to learn that a literary agent for the Goldman family had reached a deal to publish the controversial book.
In a prepared statement, she said she couldn’t bear that her sister’s two children “will have to be subjected to this step by step manual on how their mother and her friend Ron were murdered.”
Brown’s condemnation came a day after Los Angeles-based literary agent Sharlene Martin of Martin Literary Management announced a deal to publish “If I Did It” with an as-yet unnamed New York publishing house.
The book will be published with Simpson’s original manuscript intact and include commentary, Wright said. The Goldmans, the publisher and Martin will contribute portions of sales proceeds to the newly formed Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice to help victims of violent crime, he said.
The new plan to publish “If I Did It” came months after HarperCollins dropped the book because of public outrage.
Last month, a federal bankruptcy judge awarded rights to the book to Goldman’s family to help satisfy a $38 million wrongful death judgment against Simpson.
In her statement, Brown accused Goldman’s father, Fred Goldman, and other family members of hypocrisy for publishing a book that he had called “disgusting and despicable” when Simpson first planned to publish it.