O.J. Simpson Shopping a New Book About Life With Nicole

O.J. Simpson wants to write another book, this time a nonfiction account about his life with his murdered ex-wife, one of his lawyers tells ABC News.

Attorney Yale Galanter says his phone has been "ringing off the hook" with offers to buy a book about Simpson's life with Nicole Brown Simpson.

"Everybody, regardless of what they are saying publicly, is interested" in the book, Galanter told ABC News' Law & Justice Unit.

The news comes just as details are emerging about his controversial and now-canceled book, "If I Did It."

'Something Went Horribly Wrong'

Today, Newsweek published obtained excerpts from a chapter titled "The Night in Question" -- and noted that Simpson's account adhered closely with the prosecution's theory of the murders.

In the unpublished account, Simpson writes that his ex-wife charged at him like a "banshee."

"Then something went horribly wrong," Simpson writes, according to the magazine. "And I know what happened, but I can't tell you exactly how."

He writes that he blacked out, and then came to with a bloody knife in his hands and the bodies of Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, lying on the floor.

Galanter said that because HarperCollins and parent company News Corp. canceled the publication of "If I Did It," "we are taking the position that the contract with them is null and void. Or more accurately, others are free to try and get the story."

"If I Did It" included a highly controversial "fictional" account of the night of the murders of Brown Simpson and Goldman. Publisher Judith Regan referred to it as Simpson's "confession."

The book was met with such widespread public outcry that News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch canceled publication of the book and a TV special late last year, and publicly apologized to the victim's families.

Last month, Regan was fired. A new book would not include a chapter on the murders.

In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of murder in the slayings of his ex-wife and Goldman in a criminal case. In 1997, a jury in a civil lawsuit found him liable for the deaths and awarded the Goldman and Brown families $33.5 million.

The murders are not described in the book, a fact that Simpson told The Associated Press Sunday he insisted upon to shield his children.

Simpson also said he begged HarperCollins not to publish the "created half chapter." He said the company told him "it was the hook that would sell the book."

Still, he said Sunday, he has no regrets.

"Was it tacky?" he said. "Yes, it was tacky, but it was brought to me. I didn't have an agent out there saying, 'Here's a book from O.J."

Simpson said the murder chapter in the book was created by a ghostwriter, and again denied that it was a confession on his part.

New Proposal 'Tasteful'

Noting that he had "nothing to do" with the HarperCollins project, Galanter said he would be representing Simpson in a new proposal that would be "basically a very descriptive compilation of his life with Nicole."

He predicted that the new project would not be met by the same public outcry that greeted "If I Did It."

"What HarperCollins did -- using a ghostwriter, the title they picked, how it was deceiving -- it was very distasteful and a horrible thing. I can tell you that if we do this project, it will be done the right way, very tastefully, and I don't think we'd get the same [public] reaction," he said.

Galanter said the Goldman family was "entitled to pursue whatever legal remedies they believe are appropriate."

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