Simpson in-law: Fox offered 'millions'
EmptyNEW YORK -- The O.J. Simpson book saga took another twist Tuesday when his former sister-in-law, Denise Brown, accused the media company behind the project of trying to buy her family's silence for "millions of dollars."
Simpson's book, "If I did it," was a sequel few had dared conceive, with Simpson -- acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend but found liable for their deaths in civil court -- describing how he would have killed them.
A spokesman for News Corp., owner of Fox Broadcasting and publisher HarperCollins, confirmed that the company had conversations with representatives of Nicole Brown Simpson's and Ron Goldman's families over the past week and that the families were offered profits from the planned Simpson book and television show, but he denied that it was hush money.
"There were no strings attached," News Corp. spokesman Andrew Butcher said.
Denise Brown told NBC's "Today" show Tuesday that her family saw it as hush money.
"They wanted to offer us millions of dollars. Millions of dollars for, like, 'Oh, I'm sorry' money. But they were still going to air the show," Brown said. "That's what the ironic thing is ... they were going to do the show."