As O.J. Simpson faces a slew of charges (kidnapping and robbing people) from an incident earlier this fall, The Hollywood Gossip takes a look back at the days when he was a mere murderer who tried to cash in on his notoriety.
Although the original release was canceled shortly after it was announced in November 2006, several copies of "If I Did It," Simpson's "fictional" tell-all, managed to make their way online despite orders for all to be destroyed.
In August 2007, a Florida bankruptcy court awarded the rights to the book to the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman to help satisfy the unpaid $33.5 million wrongful death civil judgment against O.J. Simpson.
With proceeds going to the Goldmans, the book title was thus expanded to "If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer" and the cover altered significantly. See below.
Of course, there's this alternate cover Vibe came up with, which seems to sum up the absurdity of it all. Who manages to beat the rap for murder, beat a civil suit with NFL pensions that can't be seized, then tries to rub everybody's face in it?