Gossip Site Faces Judge Over OJ Book

Goldman family wants TMZ held in contempt after 'If I Did It' leak
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2007 4:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – A judge will hear a motion to hold online scandal sheet TMZ in contempt for momentarily denuding the manuscript of OJ Simpson's veiled confession. The family of murder victim Ron Goldman owns the rights to If I Did It, in which Simpson delineates how he could have killed his ex-wife and Goldman, and is livid over the internet leak.

The book sparked such a furore that publication was canceled, but the Goldmans demanded the rights in partial payment for the $33 million Simpson owes them from a wrongful death judgment. They planned to publish the tome under the title Confessions of a Double Murderer but say the heavily-downloaded PDF has completely devalued it.