O.J. Simpson reaches all time low: Manuscript ‘leaked’ online

O.J. Simpson was set be a News Corps. and Regan Books superstar, with the planned release of his “If I Did It” book that had the once highly admired running back muse the crimes he claims he did not commit.

TMZ.com obtained a copy of the blocked book, halted by Rupert Murdoch.  The manuscript by Simpson describes “IF he had killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, HOW it went down.”

TMZ posts that the manuscript begins with this passage:

OJ Simpson: “I’m going to tell you a story you’ve never heard before, because no one knows this story the way I know it. It takes place on the night June 12, 1994, and it concerns the murder of my ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her young friend, Ronald Goldman. I want you to forget everything you think you know about that night because I know the facts better than anyone. I know the players. I’ve seen the evidence. I’ve heard the theories. And, of course, I’ve read all the stories: That I did it. That I did it but I don’t know I did it. That I can no longer tell fact from fiction. That I wake up in the middle of the night, consumed by guilt, screaming.”

Simpson elaborates the murder scene:

OJ Simpson: “I looked over at Goldman, and I was fuming. I guess he thought I was going to hit him, because he got into his little karate stance. ‘What the f*ck is that?’ I said. ‘You think you can take me with your karate sh*t?’ He started circling me, bobbing and weaving, and if I hadn’t been so f*cking angry I would have laughed in his face….Nicole moaned, regaining consciousness. She stirred on the ground and opened her eyes and looked at me…!’

“… ‘You think you’re tough, motherf*cker?’ I said. I could hear Charlie just behind me, saying something, urging me to get the f*ck out of there, and at one point he even reached for me and tried to drag me away, but I shook him off, hard, and moved toward Goldman. ‘Okay, motherf*cker!’ I said. “Show me how tough you are!”

“Then something went horribly wrong, and I know what happened, but I can’t tell you exactly how. I was still standing in Nicole’s courtyard, of course, but for a few moments I couldn’t remember how I’d gotten there, when I’d arrived, or even why I was there…Now I was standing in Nicole’s courtyard, in the dark, listening to the loud, rhythmic, accelerated beating of my own heart. I put my left hand to my heart and my shirt felt strangely wet. I looked down at myself. For several moments, I couldn’t get my mind around what I was seeing. The whole front of me was covered in blood, but it didn’t compute. Is this really blood? I wondered. And whose blood is it? Is it mine? Am I hurt?”

TMZ notes the halted publishing of the book after a “firestorm of controversy” and scandal around editor Judith Regan grew with the quashing of this book. 


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