Wednesday, November 15, 2006
If I did it?
This sounds unspeakably creepy. OJ Simpson will publish a book entitled "If I Did It" describing how he
would have killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. My first reaction is that, while Judith Regan has a constitutional right to publish this, she ought not to have done so. My second is that the Goldman and Brown families have huge judgments against Simpson. Have they done anything to try and insulate the money that Simpson will earn on this book from attachment? Will a clever lawyer figure out a way to go after Regan's cut? My third reaction is that the OJ jury should be ashamed of itself. The lawyering by the prosecution in that case was several cuts below average, but they allowed themselves to be duped by racial solidarity into allowing Simpson to make fools of them. My fourth reaction is - if you're going to do this - why not just admit it? He can't be tried again and a federal prosecution won't work here. That'd really sell books.