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O.J. didn't (or maybe did) write awful book



Tbdsimpson062807 O.J. Simpson didn’t write a thing in the controversial book If I Did It, promoter Norm Pardo tells the New York Post.

“O.J. told me [ReganBooks publisher] Judith Regan approached him and said to him, ‘Do you mind if we write a book and put your name on it?’ I said, ‘I don’t care. You can write anything you want, as long as you pay me,’ ” Pardo said. “O.J. would laugh, ‘Can you believe they’d pay me to say I wrote something I didn’t actually write?’ ”

He says a ghostwriter wrote the entire thing without Simpson’s input, but O.J.’s lawyer, Yale Galanter, says that’s not true. Galanter says Simpson went over the book with ghostwriter Pablo Fenjves for “many hours and days,” and even corrected a completed transcript.

O.J. even “practiced crying” for an interview with Regan, Pardo says, but Galanter claims he “didn’t recall any crying.” Only our tears, over the sad state of the publishing world.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


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