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Victims' families feud over Simpson book

Sept. 14, 2007 at 12:54 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson's controversial book "If I Did It," is hitting U.S. bookstores amid charges it sheds a bad light on murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson.

Tim Noah of the online magazine Slate says the book is chiefly an indictment of Nicole's character and only incidentally the story of her murder, along with that of Ron Goldman, The Independent reported Friday.

"By reciting the details of his marriage, O.J. is, in some ways, committing spousal abuse all over again," Noah said.

Authorship of the new edition of the book is attributed to "the Goldman family" instead of O.J. Simpson and it includes new material added by members of the Goldman family and the society crime writer, Dominick Dunne.

Goldman's father, Fred, managed publication of the book which is opposed by Nicole's family.

Thursday both Fred Goldman and Denise Brown, Nicole's sister, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show to discuss the book. But Brown refused to share the stage with Goldman, taping her segment instead.

"This is evil, this is blood money," Brown said about release of the book. "It is written by a man who is evil. And now (Goldman) is writing in the same book by the man who murdered his son? This is disgusting."

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