"But he doesn't really confess, based upon what I've heard about the book," Oprah says. "He hasn't really confessed and says this is all hypothetical."
Ron's sister, Kim, also explains that her family has not received any of the money awarded them in the civil trial. "[Simpson has] been thumbing the nose at us for years. He's been skirting the system," she says. "He lives in Florida, which is a debtor-friendly state. He's protected by the homestead laws there. We can't attach to his NFL pensions, any of his pensions. … The system that awarded us this $19 million judgment doesn't give us the resources to then go collect on it."
Fred and Kim say that publishing the book and taking 90 percent of the profits—which will amount to 17 cents per book—is a form of restitution. "We have a judgment, the only form of justice that we were able to attain through the civil court," Fred says. "And that piece of paper is meaningless unless we pursue that judgment. We took away the opportunity from him to earn additional money, and that money is the only form of justice."