When it comes to controversial legal battles, one question has existed in the collective consciousness of true crime lovers since 1994: did O.J. do it? Is Orenthal James Simpson, the former NFL running back and actor, to blame for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman?
Having been acquitted of the murders in October 1995, Simpson has continued to filter into the public eye with the help of his still hotly debated guilt, ever-mounting criminal allegations, and the announcement in 2006 he would be publishing a controversial book titled, If I Did It. Often referred to as O.J. Simpson's formal confession narrative, If I Did It endured an arduous journey from draft to publication that included several lawsuits, public outcry, and intense moral debate.
Beginning with the hand of a ghost writer hired by Simpson and finally ending with two grieving families re-opening old wounds, here are all the facts any true crime enthusiast needs to know about O.J. Simpson's If I Did It.
The Publication Announcement Of 'If I Did It' Threw The Victims' Families Into A Frenzy
Public Outcry Stopped The Publication Of The Book And Its Accompanying Fox TV Special
Simpson's Ghostwriter Testified Against Him In The 1995 Trial
The Goldmans Won A Wrongful Death Suit - But Simpson Wouldn't Pay Up
Ron Goldman's Family Published The Book In 2007 - Under A Slightly Different Title
In Simpson's Interview, He Mentions An Unidentified Accomplice Named "Charlie"Video: YouTube