The publisher of O.J. Simpson’s controversial book ‘If I Did It,’ Judith Regan claims that he did confess to killing Nicole Brown and Rob Goldman back in 1994! Check out what she had to say about it in the upcoming O.J. Simpson: The Last Confession special.
‘I got a phone call from an attorney who said O.J. was ready to confess. And, actually, I thought it was a scam, and did not believe him, and I thought this guy was a lunatic. But I took his number and said I would call him back.’
The woman says that Simpson was ready to tell all about his role in the deaths of his former wife and her close friend.
However, before ReganBooks would have been able to publish the book, The Juice had a condition.
‘He did not want to call the book, I Did It. He wanted to put an If in front of it so he’d have deniability with his children. He could not face his children, and he could not tell them he’d done it. And that was the way it was portrayed to me. That was his only condition,’ Judith explained.
The book caused a lot of backlash, and its publishing was canceled soon after being announced in November of 2006.
The parent company of ReganBooks, HarperCollins fired Judith because of the controversy as well.
In addition to that, her interview with the man was also shelved for the past 12 years.
In the summer of 2007, the rights to the book were legally given to the Goldman family, the book was retiled I Did It: Confessions Of The Killer and published through Beaufort Books.
The unaired interview titled O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? is finally set to be released by Fox on March 11.