An interesting story out of Miami, Florida this afternoon. You might recall how O.J. Simpson was going to write a book If I Did It that would have chronicled how he would have murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The magnitude of the insensitivity was overwhelming and at the last moment, the publisher pulled the book.
But, there was still a book.
Ends up O.J. had way too close of connections to the publisher. A court ruled that the publisher and O.J. were so closely linked that the book belonged to him, and as a result of the civil lawsuit he lost, the bankruptcy courts got a hold of If I Did It.
Fred Goldman, father of the deceased Ron Goldman, has made it a personal campaign to thwart Simpson's every move, which his is prerogative. I fault him not for this, I fault him for this:
The family of Ron Goldman has purchased the rights to O.J. Simpson's canceled book, "If I Did It," from a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee in a settlement reached Monday... The Goldmans want to rename the book "Confessions of a Double Murderer" and plan to shop it around.
I see and understand the importance of wrestling away the book from O.J. The man is a jackass to the nth degree. He should not in any way profit off these poor people's murders.
But, should the father of the deceased? Should Ron Goldman's dad really "shop around" this book?
The insensitivity issue is still prevalent. I don't know that I'm comfortable with that.
Photo from The Sydney Morning Herald