Remember O.J. Simpson's book, "If I Did It," about how he would have committed the murders of Ron Goldman and Nichole Brown? You know, the one that got the Goldman family to start a media frenzy over how unethical it would be to print it? Well, the Goldman's are singing a different tune.
According to The ShowBuzz, the Goldman's have reached a deal with a New York publishing company to completely repackage the book and release it. The "repackaging" will entail leaving all of Simpson's original book intact, but will also include a commentary from the Goldman family. Portions of the proceeds will go toward the Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if everyone was up in arms about this book being released the first time when Simpson was going to profit from it, isn't it still wrong to release it even though someone else is going to profit from it? Maybe it is or is not unethical. I just think that it raises questions about the character of the Goldmans as well as their motives, when they aren't at least putting all of their proceeds toward this foundation.
Speaking of, what exactly does the Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice do? I've tried to find a website for it that explains why it exists, but one doesn't exist. Seems to me like a good way to put aside some tax free money. The kind you make when you publish about how your son was killed that was written by the man who was charged with killing him.
Since Simpson was acquitted of the original murder charges, and because his book is hypothetical, I guess that makes this latest Goldman venture merely hypothetically unethical.
Posted by Chase Roper