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O.J. Publisher Approached Brown, Goldman Families With Hush Money

Posted in corruption, Crime, News, O.J. Simpson, USA by Curtis on 11/26/06

From The Independent:

Rupert Murdoch may have abruptly cancelled a planned book and television special in which O J Simpson openly speculates how he could have – strictly hypothetically – murdered his wife. But the furore is far from over for the mogul and his News Corp media empire.

The families of both Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, who was murdered with her over a decade ago, have accused the Murdoch empire of trying to buy their silence.

Murdoch personally canned the book, If I Did It, which was to be published under his ReganBooks imprint. He had also planned to use his broadcast outfit to publicize the venture.

Last week Denise Brown, sister of OJ’s murdered wife Nicole Brown Simpson, told a TV interviewer that emissaries from Murdochistan “wanted to offer us millions of dollars” for “‘I’m sorry’ money.” A News Corporation spokesperson did admit that negotiations over money had taken place, but hastened to add that there were “no strings attached.”

Of course there were strings attached—duh!! You don’t pay out millions unless you’re buying something. Jeez.

Although he remains unfitted and acquitted as per criminal proceedings, Simpson was found civilly liable for the deaths of his estranged wife and her friend Ron Goldman and was ordered to pay more than $30 million to their families, a sentence his lawyers have continually ducked using loopholes in Florida property law—don’t even ask.

Simpson has acknowledged that he has already received a portion of the $3.5 million book deal despite its cancellation.


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  1. raincoaster said, on 11/28/06 at 5:08 am

    Seriously, there is nothing, NOTHING Judith Regan will not do for her career, including giving crime victims money to STFU.

  2. Albert Davies said, on 1/18/07 at 1:44 am

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