Simpson Wanted To Drop Controversial Book

LATEST: OJ SIMPSON is glad his controversial book IF I DID IT has been scrapped, because he felt it was "too much like an admission of guilt". The former American football star was paid an alleged $1.1 million (GBP564,000) for the book, which hypothetically places him at the scene of the 1994 murder of his ex-wife NICOLE SIMPSON and Goldman. The book was due for release on 30 November (06), but his contract was terminated by News Corp head RUPERT MURDOCH ten days prior to publication - and publisher JUDITH REGAN was sacked. But Simpson insists he never wanted the ghost-written account to hit stores because it was not a true representation of how he would have acted, had he been involved in the killings. He says, "I wasn't happy with the hypothetical paragraphs. A ghostwriter wrote the whole thing, and I OK'd it. But there were a lot of inaccuracies about the case and about how I would have done things. But I figure I'd let it go since I didn't kill anyone." But the 59-year-old insists he has no regrets about the public outcry and the failed lawsuit filed by Ron Goldman's father, which attempted to seize Simpson's profits from If I Did It. He adds, "I don't care. I got paid just the same." Simpson was famously acquitted of criminal murder charges in 1995, but a civil jury found Simpson responsible for their deaths and he was subsequently ordered to pay $33.5 million (GBP17 million) to their heirs - which he has yet to hand over.


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