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Vincent
10-21-2006, 05:45 PM
Could it be true? How should I know? Wasn't he found innocent, anyway?



O.J. SIMPSON TO PEN BOOK TITLED ‘IF I DID IT’: Tabloid claims former NFL star’s murder account will be “hypothetical.”

The National Enquirer has a detailed report about an upcoming book by O.J. Simpson that will lay out a “hypothetical” account of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.


According to the tabloid, Simpson has been paid $3.5 million to write the book, tentatively titled “If I Did It.”


The first portion of the work reportedly details Simpson’s early relationship with Nicole, and how the marriage eventually collapsed. According to the Enquirer, the book goes on to describe the double murder in scenes described as “hypothetical.” However, the tabloid notes that the descriptions are “so detailed and so chillingly realistic” that readers are left with little doubt as to what really happened.


Due to double jeopardy laws, Simpson can never be retried for the murders, and the Enquirer claims that he plans to keep any money made from the book instead of paying it out in a civil suit judgment against him by spending it all quickly.


http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur29280.cfm




Keeping Tabs: O.J. Simpson to author book?


O.J. Simpson is in the news again. Well, not the news technically, he’s in the “National Enquirer,” which lands him right square in our nightly celebrity gossip roundup, “Keeping Tabs.”

The “Enquirer” says has signed up to write a book called “If I Did it,” a hypothetical account of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend, Ron Goldman. If, you know, the murders happened to have been committed by, say, O.J. Simpson. Reportedly he would make a non-hypothetical $3.5 million for the book.

Among the highlights, gruesome, detailed, and say the “Enquirer” “realistic” description of the murders themselves. Simpson’s book, just another in a long literary tradition of books by people wrongly accused of killing someone they loved who’s speculating, in print, at length and graphic detail about how they would have brutally stabbed the person they loved, hypothetically.


http://msnbc.msn.com/id/15236975/

Soccer Mom
10-21-2006, 07:49 PM
pardon while I go and vomit copious amounts of bile. :(

jbal
10-21-2006, 07:51 PM
This book will sell a million easily.

scarletpeaches
10-21-2006, 07:52 PM
I'm going to write a book which proves that I, myself, Scarlet Q. Peaches, am JACK THE RIPPER!

aadams73
10-21-2006, 07:52 PM
I hope the money is seized. It's about time the Goldmans and co. saw some of their civil suit money.

jbal
10-21-2006, 08:11 PM
They haven't gotten it yet?

aadams73
10-21-2006, 08:16 PM
Not even a penny of it. His football pension is protected.

scarletpeaches
10-21-2006, 08:18 PM
I don't get it. How can money make up for the loss of a loved one? And if it's not about the money, it's the 'principle' of the thing, why sue him?

And how can they demand money from him if he was acquitted after his trial? I mean, is he innocent there, but guilty in a civil court?

SC Harrison
10-21-2006, 08:18 PM
So who's the publisher?

I'm not paying a subscription to read the whole story, and I damned sure ain't gonna be seen reading the thing in public. I have a reputation to consider, you know. Maybe there's something mentioned in Hustler. I better check it out.

jbal
10-21-2006, 08:38 PM
I don't get it. How can money make up for the loss of a loved one? And if it's not about the money, it's the 'principle' of the thing, why sue him?

And how can they demand money from him if he was acquitted after his trial? I mean, is he innocent there, but guilty in a civil court?
A jury in civil trials is smaller (9 I think), and they only have to rule by majority, not unanimous decision. I think they sued him just as a way to puclicly have some statement of his guilt. Better than nothing maybe?

And I would think the co-star of the Naked Gun movies would have bags of loot to dole out. Unbelievable that he hasn't coughed up, even though I don't think that was the point.

jbal
10-21-2006, 08:39 PM
Here's another question. Why make the book hypothetical? just trying to keep some of the earnings? Since he can't be criminally tried, why not just come out and admit it?

dclary
10-21-2006, 08:49 PM
Could it be true? How should I know? Wasn't he found innocent, anyway?

No. It is well established that OJ was found "smarter than the jury of single-celled organisms who evaluated his case."

This is not the same as innocent.

For the record, U.S. Law does not have an "innocent" setting. You're either guilty, or not guilty. And not guilty (ESPECIALLY in California, with celebrities) very rarely resembles innocent, except in the eyes of the law.

ATP
10-21-2006, 08:50 PM
10 years later, and the Goldman family have received no money from Simpson.

Shame on you American legal system, shame, shame!

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/trials10.htm

CACTUSWENDY
10-21-2006, 08:53 PM
;) What...? And miss out on the invites to play golf and party hardy?
He would not and never will admit to any wrong doing. Not his style. I find it interesting, (well not real interesting), that anyone would ever want to be seen with him in public. Just like being seen with M. Jackson...(chills running...) Just MHO

TrainofThought
10-21-2006, 10:02 PM
The sad thing is he will make millions from curiosity, but I’m a firm believer in ‘what comes around goes around’. Some day, not necessarily in the same fashion, his day will come.

writerterri
10-21-2006, 10:43 PM
Wicked people who do wicked acts will die a wicked death.

SpookyWriter
10-21-2006, 10:45 PM
Wicked people who do wicked acts will die a wicked death.So what are you really trying to tell us? That OJ will become juiced up and wacked like Nicole?

billythrilly7th
10-21-2006, 10:53 PM
Fred Goldman is going to kill O.J. one day.

I don't know when. I don't know how.

But this book might be the final straw.

And I'll tell ya what....

If I'm sitting on the Fred Goldman jury, I'm acquiting him.


ETA: I'm very excited to read excerpts of the book online in news reports after it's published.

writerterri
10-21-2006, 10:54 PM
So what are you really trying to tell us? That OJ will become juiced up and wacked like Nicole?

Dummy down that last sentence for me and we will commence to verbalize ourselves.

writerterri
10-21-2006, 10:54 PM
Fred Goldman is going to kill O.J. one day.

I don't know when. I don't know how.

But this book might be the final straw.

And I'll tell ya what....

If I'm sitting on the Fred Goldman jury, I'm acquiting him.


Okay, me too.

billythrilly7th
10-21-2006, 10:56 PM
Okay, me too.

Cool. Then at worst, we have a hung jury.

SpookyWriter
10-21-2006, 10:57 PM
Cool. Then at worst, we have a hung jury.Or at best.

writerterri
10-21-2006, 10:59 PM
Cool. Then at worst, we have a hung jury.


I am not a man!

billythrilly7th
10-21-2006, 11:00 PM
I am not a man!

I KNEW you were gonna go there.
:)

SpookyWriter
10-21-2006, 11:01 PM
I am not a man!:roll: Prove it.

writerterri
10-21-2006, 11:03 PM
Dummy down that last sentence for me and we will commence to verbalize ourselves.


Never mind I read it wrong.


And no, Nicole wasn't wicked and didn't do wicked things, however OJ did and will die by the sword he killed her by. Mark my words.

writerterri
10-21-2006, 11:04 PM
I KNEW you were gonna go there.
:)


Mr. Thrilly, you're getting to know me. *wink*

writerterri
10-21-2006, 11:05 PM
:roll: Prove it.


My cycle runs about every 20 to 30 days. *rev, rev*

Only women bleed. :tongue

Godfather
10-21-2006, 11:50 PM
what if somebody were to hypothetically kick his ***?

SpookyWriter
10-22-2006, 12:40 AM
My cycle runs about every 20 to 30 days. *rev, rev*

Only women bleed. :tongueMan, that's one long period. :tongue No wonder you're always cranky.

writerterri
10-22-2006, 02:12 AM
Man, that's one long period. :tongue No wonder you're always cranky.


Get behind me satan! http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_4_106v.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYUS)




:tongue

blacbird
10-22-2006, 02:19 AM
Two observations: First, I suggest he should arrange a boxing match with Mike Tyson.

Second, to clarify a couple of comments made earlier, he was not "found innocent." He was found "not guilty" in the criminal trial by reason of reasonable doubt in the opinion of the jury. It's not the same thing. It does not mean they determined he didn't do it; only that the prosecution failed to prove that he did it. The prosecution in this case, along with the police investigating it, did almost as bad a job as the Boulder authorities have done with the JonBenet Ramsey murder. Simpson's defense attorneys, on the other hand, were simply brilliant at their jobs.

caw.

billythrilly7th
10-22-2006, 02:53 AM
The prosecution in this case, along with the police investigating it

Yep.

Friggin Phillip Vanatter takes O.J.'s blood vial to the crime scene instead of booking it directly into evidence.

Shapiro: Have you ever done that before in your entire 20 year career?
Vanatter: No.
Shapiro: No furthur questions.


What a hump.

SpookyWriter
10-22-2006, 03:14 AM
Two observations: First, I suggest he should arrange a boxing match with Mike Tyson.

caw.I would rather see them in a pit of jello with butcher knives. I think it'd be so cool to see them hacking away at each other.

Lyra Jean
10-22-2006, 06:37 AM
Never mind I read it wrong.


And no, Nicole wasn't wicked and didn't do wicked things, however OJ did and will die by the sword he killed her by. Mark my words.

Wouldn't that be a golf club or is it a golf glove? :D

TsukiRyoko
10-22-2006, 06:42 AM
Well, I suppose it's better than the book he WAS going to write, "If I'd Do It All Again". Hypothetically speaking. :)

TsukiRyoko
10-22-2006, 06:42 AM
Godfather, you're an absolute delight. :D

Hypthetically, of course.

writerterri
10-22-2006, 11:10 AM
Wouldn't that be a golf club or is it a golf glove? :D


That glove didn't ever fit. Not while he had it on before the trial or during!

JoeEkaitis
10-22-2006, 07:24 PM
If he ever says "I want to write a children's book," there's a publisher that'll fit him like, well, a glove (http://callaway.com/publishing_madonna.html).

Christine N.
10-22-2006, 08:12 PM
If he ever publishes a children's book, I think it will be the only time I'll ever condone book burning.

Yes, that paper will burn nicely.

AnneMarble
10-23-2006, 08:13 AM
This book will sell a million easily.
It just might. :(

If this book really does come out (you never can tell with stories like this), it might sell well at first, but then sales will plummet, and it will end up with a "50% off" price tag after it's been out for a couple of months. That's what I'm hoping happens. :D Among other things.

blacbird
10-23-2006, 11:46 PM
This is absolutely made for parody. Can you imagine "Mr. Simpson's Neighborhood", with O.J. strolling in with a big smile, sitting down and taking off his gloves?

caw.