Denise Brown Reacts to Decision to Publish O.J. Simpson's 'If I Did It'

This is a rush transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," August 15, 2007. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

BILL O'REILLY, HOST: "Unresolved problem" segment tonight, last November, the parent company of FOX News decided not to release a book by O.J. Simpson called "If I Did It." You may remember all the controversy about Simpson writing about the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

Well, now a new publisher will put the book out. And there is controversy over money. The Nicole Brown Simpson estate will get 10 percent of the proceeds. The Goldman family, much more.

That ruling was made by Judge Jay Cristol in bankruptcy court.

With us now, Denise Brown, Nicole's sister. All right, how do you feel about this whole thing in general?

DENISE BROWN, NICOLE BROWN'S SISTER: It's horrible. I guess I don't buy it. I don't like it. I think the judge made a horrific decision. You know, the 10 percent, the 90 percent, we're in the pot of a lot of other creditors. How he made that ruling, I don't know. You know, I've always called this book a book on how to commit murder. And now I truly believe that this book promotes, you know, social injustices.

O'REILLY: All right so the background, in case people don't know, is that Harper Collins originally was going to publish the book. You know, thanks to some of us. And I was included in that. We convinced them not to. It went away for a while.

Now a publisher is going to put it out. Since they're not going to get any money.

BROWN: Well, no, but the thing is...

O'REILLY: But originally, he thought he would. Originally...

BROWN: With this?

O'REILLY: Simpson did this for money. You know that.

BROWN: Oh, he did this for money...

O'REILLY: Yes, he did it for money.

BROWN: ...but he got his $800,000. OK?

O'REILLY: No, but they took it away or something like that, didn't they?

BROWN: He spent it.

O'REILLY: He spent it?

BROWN: He spent the money. Now...

O'REILLY: Do you know what he spent it on?

BROWN: ...I have no idea. He said taxes or God knows what. It doesn't matter.

But I mean, now Goldman said he wanted to stop him from making any more money...

O'REILLY: Right.

BROWN: ...and stop him from profiting.

O'REILLY: Right. So that's why it went to bankruptcy court.

BROWN: And that's why you and Geraldo and a lot of people at FOX stood up and said no, he should not have the rights to do this. And FOX has to stop this.

O'REILLY: Right.

BROWN: And Harper Collins has to stop.

O'REILLY: And they did.

BROWN: And they did. And now what we want to do is we want to do the exact same thing with this new publisher. We want to do the same thing.

O'REILLY: Yes, you're not going to stop this.

BROWN: Well, we may not stop it...

O'REILLY: I don't think this is going to sell, number one. I think people have had enough of this.

BROWN: Well, I hope you're right. I hope you're right.

O'REILLY: But the Goldman family wants the proceeds and they petitioned for them. And then you — the Brown family, your family, came in a little bit later.

BROWN: No, no, no. It's not the Brown family. It's the estate of Nicole.

O'REILLY: Foundation, right.

BROWN: No, it's the estate of Nicole on behalf of Sydney and Justin, because they — the state is in on the civil judgment.

O'REILLY: All right, so you're not going to get any money...

BROWN: The Brown family gets nothing.

O'REILLY: ...just the kids will get the money?

BROWN: It's just the kids.

O'REILLY: Right. And the Goldman family will get the lion's share of any money, correct?

BROWN: Right, right.

O'REILLY: What do you think about that?

BROWN: Well, I think that if it's a book, I think if there's one chapter about the book that has to do with the murders of Nicole and Ron, and that's the only part of the book that Ron is in. You know, I think that if the book is about Nicole, I think these children should be the ones that should be seeing more of the proceeds.

O'REILLY: Now have you spoken to Fred Goldman about this?

BROWN: No, because I screwed up the chances on getting any money, didn't I, when I went to bat and talked about the hush money from News Corp.

O'REILLY: So there's bad feeling between the two of you?

BROWN: Well, he wants to publish the book. I want to see it stopped.

O'REILLY: You don't want the book out at all?

BROWN: I don't want the book out. And I have never changed my tune, Bill.

O'REILLY: Why do you object to the book?

BROWN: Because I used to think it's a manual on murder. Now I think it is a book to promote social irresponsibility. You know, I really do not believe in this book. I think that this book should not see the light of day. I work with victims of domestic violence...

O'REILLY: But what if somebody says well, look, it's going to benefit the children, Nicole and Sydney, and then the Brown kids? It's going to benefit them, maybe, you know, it is maybe blood money, but it will go to the kids.

BROWN: But it is blood money. Why would we even want them to have any of it? Why? We can make some money. I can make some money. I can go out and speak. I can help victims of domestic violence. I travel around the country speaking anyway.

Why can't I just do give them money, which I do? You know, why can't I do that? Why does it have to be on the sale of something that is going to be so horrific? These kids have gone through something so painful in the past.

O'REILLY: You're talking about Justin and Sydney?

BROWN: Justin and Sydney.

O'REILLY: Right.

BROWN: So painful. They lost their mother. Yes, I lost my sister. Yes, Fred Goldman lost his daughter...


BROWN: Kim lost her brother. My parents lost their daughter as well. But these children are still here to hear the ridicule and all the stuff that people talk about their father. They still see their father. They love their father.

O'REILLY: Right.

BROWN: And that's the hardest thing in the world for me to say.

O'REILLY: So you think that the release of this book is going to harm your nephew and niece?

BROWN: Well, I think...

O'REILLY: They're both in college right now.

BROWN: Yes. They're old enough to read. They're old enough to hear all the stuff that's being said and that's being talked about. I mean, why do they have to hear how their father killed their mother? Why do they have to hear that kind of stuff, or whatever else is in that book about beatings or about, you know...

O'REILLY: I think they'll probably ignore it, don't you?

BROWN: I don't know. They may ignore it. I'm sure that they will ignore it. They probably don't want to have anything to do with it.

But what about these other children? What about the other people? What about the ooh, the pointing their finger at these children? I mean, what a horrible way to live. Why can't we just...

O'REILLY: They have to go through life with that. They do.

BROWN: Well, it's unfortunate.

O'REILLY: It is.

BROWN: They really — well, they do now because they've got a father that murdered two people.

O'REILLY: Right.

BROWN: You know? And so they will always have to do that. But why bring it back to that? Why bring it back to this manual, this book that, you know, describes in detail on how he murdered Nicole and Ron? Their mother.

O'REILLY: I wouldn't put it out.

BROWN: I wouldn't put it out either.

O'REILLY: You know...

BROWN: And I think that what they need to do is they need to get a conscience. They need to get a conscience.

O'REILLY: Well, you know how society is when money's involved.

BROWN: Well, but see, that's the problem.

O'REILLY: You know how it is. Right. It is a problem.

BROWN: Money will not bring Nicole and Ron back.

O'REILLY: All right. So...

BROWN: This book should not be published.

O'REILLY: But I think — I'm going to predict this book's not going to do much business. And that's the only...

BROWN: Well, I'm hoping not. And we do have a petition on

O'REILLY: Right.

BROWN: And I'd like to..

O'REILLY: All right, so go down there to Denise's website.

BROWN: ...and sign it and let everybody know.

O'REILLY: Right.

BROWN: And call the publicist, call the PR guy.

O'REILLY: Thanks for coming in.

BROWN: Thank you.

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