Is It Blood Money Or Small Restitution?
Posted by infinitygoods on September 17, 2007
How Does America, World Feel About ‘If I Did It’
Now Being Published By The Goldman Family?
Just when the Ron Goldman family has published “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer,” O.J. Simpson finds himself back in the news, having been jailed without bail as a suspect in an armed robbery of Simpson memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room. It couldn’t hurt sales at least, because the book is already a best seller.
There are many pros and cons to the issue of buying the book, which will give only 17 cents per copy to the Goldman family despite receiving 90 percent of proceeds.
For the Goldman family, it is a small way of legally getting back at Simpson, and their only way to date of getting the financial restitution awarded them through civil court but which Simpson has so gleefully and publicly denied them. They are also hoping against all hope that something good will come of it, such as perhaps saving the life of even just one domestic violence victim.
But to Denise Brown, Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister, it is still blood money even now that the Goldman family has won the rights to the book.
Infinity Goods has made the deliberate choice not to carry the book on our virtual shelves nor will we bring the book into our home. As much as we empathize with the Goldman family and understand and respect their reasons for wanting the book published, we also are very much against promoting a narcissitic person like O.J. Simpson through high sales.
The point is not about whether he is guilty or innocent. The point is regardless of who the murderer is, a murderer is walking the streets. O.J. Simpson had said he would do all in his power to find the “real” murderer. Instead he has once again sullied the mother of his children in writing this book. What kind of vile person deliberately emotionally abuses his own children in such a way? Instead of sympathizing with the Goldman family, he has once again emotionally abused the victims who lost their son and brother. Instead, he taunts them in media interviews. Instead he once again emotionally abuses the Brown family, too. Instead, he spends his days on a golf course.
There is no need to boost his sense of self-worth by buying a book he wrote, even if it was with a ghost writer. He does not need to be any more arrogant than he already is.
The Goldmans and the Browns would do better to write their own series of nonfiction books. It would make far better reading, bring some good from evil, and neither would it be blood money nor would it promote juice which has turned.