How’s this for chutzpah?
LOS ANGELES – O.J. Simpson lashed out Tuesday at the family of the late Ronald Goldman, a day after they won the rights to Simpson’s canceled “If I Did It” book about the slayings of Goldman and Simpson’s ex-wife.
In an online interview featuring questions from hostile participants, the former football star criticized Goldman’s family for seeking to profit from the book after they said it promoted criminality and commercialized abuse.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Miami awarded the book rights to Goldman’s family Monday to satisfy a $38 million wrongful death judgment against Simpson.
“I find it sort of hypocritical that they talked everybody in America to boycott the book: it was ‘immoral,’ it was ‘blood money,'” he told interviewer Kate Delaney. “But we now see it wasn’t ‘blood money’ if they got the money.”
Goldman attorney David Cook said his clients were justified in accepting rights to the book as payment for the judgment against Simpson.
“Mr. Simpson himself has placed us in this horrific setting of seeking to liquidate this asset,” he said. “His comments are beyond redemption.”
My heart goes out to the Brown and Goldman families for having to live with not only the murder of a loved one, but also knowing that the man who did it got away with it, and furthermore having to fight to get that murderer to, at the very least, pay the damages he was ordered to in those civil suits.