News Corp., erstwhile publisher of the O.J. Simpson book “If I did it,” offered to split any profits from the book and related television program with the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, reports the New York Daily News. News Corp. dropped the project this week after widespread criticism. Both the Brown and Goldman families turned down the money offer.
The families were fuming over News Corp.’s financial deal with Simpson, made with a mysterious third party, that allowed him to be paid and avoid paying into a $33.5 million civil court judgment for the murders. The Associated Press reported that Simpson, who lives near Miami, told a radio station there today: “I made it clear from the first day I met the writer that I wasn’t involved. I have nothing to confess.”