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Marcia Clark, one of the prosecutors in the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson, says she is not surprised how closely If I Did It 's account matches the facts of the case. "Every single bit of it was out there to be watched, to be read about," she says. "It was constantly being printed about in the newspapers. You couldn't miss it. So writing a book about the case was a simple matter of following the footsteps."

Christopher Darden, the other prosecutor, says he feels torn by this publication. "On the one hand, I understand the Brown family position. He really, really does trash Nicole in a very, very unflattering way," he says. "Personally, I'm offended at what he has written and what he said about Nicole in the book, in that book, and I completely understand and empathize with the Brown family. On the other hand, you know, we failed to get them the justice that they deserved, the restitution that they deserve. In California, victims of violent crime are entitled to restitution and no prosecutor and no judge is allowed to stand in the way of that. This is the only avenue that they have to get any form of restitution. I consider myself a victim advocate. I don't see how I can stand in the way or object to them publishing the book if they want to. But on the other hand, you know, it's not pleasant nighttime reading. Nothing good about it. It's a disgrace that he was able to make the money that he has made by writing this book and that he'll be able to continue to tarnish the reputations of these two people. I wish it had never gotten to this point."

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FROM: The O.J. Book Controversy: The Goldmans and Denise Brown Speak Out
Published on September 13, 2007


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