Typically, the father of a murder victim would have a hard time exhausting all the empathy I have for a person who finds themselves in such a situation, but I really I beginning to feel that Fred Goldman is a huge asshole. Releasing the “If I Did It” book is just the latest thing he has done that is utterly indefensible. Yes, they changed the title, and added a few chapters, but this whole entire ordeal really creeps me out, and proves he’s perfectly willing to turn his son’s death into a career move. It’s disrespectful to his son, and most importantly, to Nicole Brown’s family (including OJ’s kids).
Thankfully, most will never have to go through the loss of a loved one under such public scrutiny, but I would imagine that most would choose to handle themselves in a more dignified and rational way. Especially since the recent decision to publish the book was in stark contrast to his initial opinion when the news broke that the book existed.
Despite their claims that they had to publish the book, I think you have to a cruel person to do so over the objections of the other victims of the crime. To be willing to hurt them in order to prove that OJ is not untouchable is misguided and foolish. Or as further proof of their motives:
I feel really sad for them that they think the justice they received from the civil was trial was in the from of a 33 million dollar award, and not the declaration of liability (ie. guilt). I won’t begrudge anybody to pursue what is owed to them, but to conflate money with justice, and to pursue said justice without regard to the well being of the other victims involved is unconscionable. I would hope that most sane people would realize Ron Goldman’s live was worth more than that.