Customers of nine Fox affiliates will not be able to watch the O.J. Simpson special “If I Did It.” Officials with Lin Broadcasting and Pappas Broadcasting, which owns the stations in seven states, say they are refusing to air the show because they don’t want to assist in Simpson’s profits. “If I Did It” is a two-part special in which Simpson hypothetically discusses how he could have been involved in the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. It is scheduled to air Nov. 27 and 29. A book Simpson wrote detailing how he would have committed the murders is scheduled for release on Nov. 30. Simpson was acquitted of the murders in 1995 but found liable in a wrongful death suit filed by Goldman’s family.

Simpson’s publisher, Judith Regan, says she considers the book to be Simpson’s confession. Regan has been described as an “attention-hungry pulp publisher.” According to Newsweek, Regan has published books by Scott Peterson, the California man on death row after being convicted of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Connor; and porn star Jenna Jamison. She reportedly paid between $2 and $3.5 million for the deal. Regan says Simpson’s confession will “heal the wounds of victims everywhere.” She says she wanted Simpson to “confess his sins, to do penance and to amend his life.”

According to reports, Simpson’s lawyer is furious, saying he was kept in the dark about Simpson’s book and movie. Yale Galanter says Simpson’s profits will be “blood money” and said, “I definitely would not have approved this.”

Fox stations in the nation’s major cities — such as New York, Los Angeles — will stick to the network’s scheduled programming and air the special.

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