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Old 09-06-2007, 11:03 AM   #16
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I don't believe it's the actual money for them, it's just getting any justice in terms of the civil judgment. That was the only justice they got, and he still managed to use any and all means to avoid paying. He even came right out and said that Fred Goldman would never see a cent from him. Personally I still wouldn't publish the book, but I don't live in their shoes.
I'm sure that's part of it. But in this case, if you have a choice to either block the book totally or have it published and get the cash, I'd choose to block the book. Now if OJ were to be publishing it either way then yes I'd rather take the money than let OJ keep it.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:19 AM   #17
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Since the initial decision on Aug. 21 against stocking the book, but selling it online, Barnes & Noble spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating said: "We've been monitoring the pre-orders and customer requests and have concluded that enough customers have expressed interest in buying the book to warrant stocking it in our stores. We do not intend to promote the book but we will stock it in our stores because our customers are asking for it."

oh please. They're only stocking it in the stores because some idiot would have turned around and gone the whole, "that's discrimination" and "what about freedom of speech/press" route on their ass's.
I rather think they do so because otherwise their competitors would get the money.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:39 AM   #18
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There was something on the news this morning about the killer being questioned by police regarding a casino hotel room robbery in Las Vegas. He just can't stay out of the news.

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Updated: 4:37 p.m. ET Sept 13, 2007

CHICAGO - The father and sister of Ronald Goldman say by seizing control of the O.J. Simpson book, “If I Did It,” they are punishing the man they believe murdered their loved one.

Fred Goldman and his daughter, Kim, appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Thursday to discuss their decision to publish the book, released the same day. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald.

Over the summer, a federal bankruptcy judge awarded the book’s rights to Goldman’s family to help satisfy a $38 million wrongful death judgment against Simpson. The Goldmans retitled the book “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer.”

Winfrey said she won’t buy or read the book, and asked the Goldmans if they don’t feel its proceeds are “blood money.”

“It’s sending him a message,” Kim Goldman said. “He put hours putting together this confession about how he killed Ron and Nicole, and he worked hard thinking he was going to make millions off of it. And we snatched it right out from under him.”

Winfrey said dedicating a show to the topic was a “moral, ethical dilemma” for her. She said she committed to the show when the guests were to also include Nicole Simpson’s sister, Denise Brown, who has been severely critical of the Goldmans for publishing the book.

Brown later refused to share a stage with the Goldmans, however, and Winfrey said she felt she had to keep her word to the Goldmans.

Winfrey acknowledged that her program often promotes books and authors, yet, she said, “I don’t want to be in the position to promote this book, because I, too, think it’s despicable.”

Denise Brown did speak to Winfrey, but on her own in a segment taped earlier. She said she decided against appearing with the Goldmans because she feared it would give the book “more impact.”

She called the Goldmans hypocrites for changing their minds about publishing a book Fred Goldman earlier called “disgusting” and “despicable” when O.J. Simpson stood to benefit.

“I felt the same way. I stood my ground on that,” Brown said. “I still don’t believe it should be published. I think it is a morally wrong thing to do.”

Winfrey told the Goldmans she wishes they could find some peace, but Fred Goldman said the book’s publication won’t help with that.

“It brings a certain level of satisfaction that we’ve taken something from him,” he said. “I think it also is a recognition for him to know forevermore that we’re going to be after him ... to punish him for what he’s done, to get some piece of justice.”

Simpson’s ghostwritten, hypothetical story of how he would have murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman originally was scheduled to come out last November, but HarperCollins pulled the book in response to near-universal protests.

Beaufort Books, a small New York-based publisher, is reissuing “If I Did It” with Simpson’s original manuscript intact and extensive commentary, including a chapter written by the Goldmans.

Eric Kampmann, president of Beaufort, told The Associated Press Thursday in New York that he believes it is the “right and proper and moral thing to do to bring this book to the American public.”

“It’s as if the American people become the jury,” he said. “And finally we’ve heard the words of the murderer, the killer, say exactly what he did.”

Kampmann even drew parallels between the book and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” saying the piece exposes Simpson’s dark side.

“At the end of the day, we see this person who can’t deal with, on one hand, being this icon, on the other hand being somebody that wants to bring his wife under control and can’t,” Kampmann said.

Simpson has maintained his innocence in the 1994 killings in Los Angeles. Currently living near Miami, he has disowned the book, saying he had little do with its creation. The ghostwriter, Pablo Fenjves, has disagreed, saying “If I Did It” is based on extensive discussions with Simpson.

As of Thursday, the book was No. 8 in sales on Barnes&Noble.com and No. 52 on Amazon.com.
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Denise Brown is 100% correct here.

I wonder if anything will ever ease Fred Goldman's pain.
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I like how OJ says he didn't do it, but if he did do it, (wink, wink) here's how. What a fool! I wonder what Nicole's children think of this book. They are the real losers here. They've lost their mother in the most horrible way and now their own father is saying this is how he would've killed her. I'd love to hear OJ explain that to his children.
Once again it just goes to show you how fucked up California is: We're not going to send you to prison for killing your ex-wife, but we're going to fine you 10 million dollars for doing so.

OJ can live on his NFL pension, which the courts can't touch. Therefore, no need for him to work ever again. Besides, who's going to hire the guy anyway? I would assume he's pretty much persona non grata wherever he goes. Most people think he did it anyway. Meanwhile, OJ arrogantly lives his life with his "I got away with it" attitude.
When people cheered for OJ's aquittal, they weren't glad an innocent man was set free. They were glad a guilty man got away with it after all the times an innocent man was sent to prison.
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perhaps there will be a seuqal... "i didn't rob that hotel room, but if i did, here's how"
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I like how OJ says he didn't do it, but if he did do it, (wink, wink) here's how. What a fool! I wonder what Nicole's children think of this book. They are the real losers here. They've lost their mother in the most horrible way and now their own father is saying this is how he would've killed her. I'd love to hear OJ explain that to his children.
Once again it just goes to show you how fucked up California is: We're not going to send you to prison for killing your ex-wife, but we're going to fine you 10 million dollars for doing so.

OJ can live on his NFL pension, which the courts can't touch. Therefore, no need for him to work ever again. Besides, who's going to hire the guy anyway? I would assume he's pretty much persona non grata wherever he goes. Most people think he did it anyway. Meanwhile, OJ arrogantly lives his life with his "I got away with it" attitude.
When people cheered for OJ's aquittal, they weren't glad an innocent man was set free. They were glad a guilty man got away with it after all the times an innocent man was sent to prison.
From what I heard, his children tried to set up some fund/account that would have given them $ from sales on the book.

This is taken from a column on FoxNews:

What’s really alarming is that those two children, Sydney and Justin, now in their late teens, don’t seem to care or understand what their father did to their mother. When Simpson first was going to sell the book and make money from it, they signed off on an agreement to form a dummy corporation in which they would profit from the proceeds.

And the link...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,296746,00.html
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^ Maybe they believe their father is innocent?
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I watched the Oprah show yesterday, and it was quite fascinating. Marcia Clark & Christopher Darden were guests as well. I believe they said for a civil suit in Calif., restitution is awarded. As for the money, after all is said and done, the Goldman's only get 17cents a copy (I don't believe they care if it sells). A certain portion of any proceeds also go to an account for the Simpson children. I believe that the Simpson children had to sign off on the book originally. Clark said, if I remember correctly, that the chapter on the night of the murder was probably omitted in the original draft that OJ showed his kids, not that they read any of it. Supposedly OJ trashes Nicole thru the whole book blaming her for everything and calling her a slut. Oprah had a clip showing the evidence in the case. How the f**k did he get off (it's a rhetorical question here )

I understand where the Goldman's are coming from, and Ron's sister made some very interesting points. If you can find the interview, I think it's worth the watch

From Oprah's site:
http://www2.oprah.com/tows/pastshows...promocode=HP21

And no, I won't be buying or reading the book
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The estate has to go after the proceeds for Sidney and Justin-or maybe the dummy corporation is ultimately all for the killer's benefit. They understand what he did to their mother- how can anyone begin to understand what all of it has done to them, and continues to do?

It's ever so lovely that he continues to blame his dead wife who he butchered and call her a slut. I'm sure his kids will love reading that some day. He is one of the biggest pieces of scum that ever walked this earth.
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OJ's 11?

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tmz.com

Sources say OJ Simpson and five other men barged into a hotel room last night, and took various memorabilia once owned by Simpson -- at gunpoint!

It happened at the Palace Station Hotel last night at around 7:15. Alfred Beardsley, a memorabilia dealer, had secured various items once owned by Simpson. Beardsley has said he had the suit OJ wore the day he was acquitted of murder.

Beardsley tells TMZ he had arranged to meet with someone last night who was interested in buying the suit and other Simpson memorabilia. Beardsley says the man was actually a member of Simpson's crew. He says the men stormed the room, two of them with guns drawn.

Beardsley says the men claimed to be police officers. OJ and others demanded that Beardsley and two other men surrender their cell phones. Beardsley refused to do so. Beardsley says the group stole every piece of memorabilia in the room, including items signed by Joe Montana. They also took a case of never-released leather editions of Simpson's book, "I Want to Tell You."

Beardsley told TMZ he was uneasy about the arranged meeting and did not have the suit in the room when the six men entered.

Beardsley says he made a 911 call, and cops subsequently obtained a search warrant for the room. CSI investigators took Beardsley's phone and took DNA samples and photos of his body. Beardsley says one of the guys roughed him up.

Cops tell us Simpson was questioned but not placed in custody. There is an active robbery investigation underway.
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Well he/they shouldn't have taken the Montana stuff, but OJ claims the other things were stolen from him. Who knows of course...but a fine upstanding citizen like OJ? I'm sure he'd never steal [/sarcasm]
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I love the smell of OJ in handcuffs in the morning
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For some reason, this feels like they're trying to stick it to him for not having done it properly before which makes me doubt if the judicial system is really as objective as it should be.
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