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In If I Did It, O.J. Simpson trashes Nicole, calling her names. "He blames her for everything wrong in his life—everything. And he's the wonderful human being who saves the world from everything," Fred says. "He's a textbook case of an abuser."

Fred says he doesn't feel like his family's share of the book sales will be "blood money," because this description of abuse could help victims of domestic violence. "I hope that one single woman in an abusive relationship reads this book and says, 'God, that could be me. I have to get out and save my own life,'" he says. "One single woman will be worth it."

Oprah says she also has felt a moral dilemma about If I Did It. "I had given my word to you two that I would do the show with Denise [Brown]. And then when Denise backed out, I felt that you had kept your word and so that I should keep my word," Oprah says to Fred and Kim. "But it's a moral dilemma for me because I would not have agreed to have done it had the two families not agreed to come on to discuss and debate it. … I am not pretending that this forum, this television show, doesn't sell books. That's what we do, you know? I promote people's books. I don't want to be in the position to promote this book because I, too, think it's despicable. And I feel that we live in a country where people have the right to do whatever they want. I'm not for censorship in any way. I'm all for it being published, but I personally wouldn't want to be in a position to encourage people to buy this book."
FROM: The O.J. Book Controversy: The Goldmans and Denise Brown Speak Out
Published on September 13, 2007


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