O.J. Simpson and Regan sent packing, Murdoch says no

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp. issued a statement today announcing that the company would not broadcast an televised interview with O.J. Simpson or publish the book he wrote about the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.

“I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project,” News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch said in a statement released today. “We are sorry for any pain that his has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.”

Fox News said that the decision to cancel the TV special and to shelve the book was prompted by massive viewer and public outrage.

News Corp. owns ReganBooks helmed by Judith Regan, Fox networks and MySpace, and was set to publish the Simpson book.

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