- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 26, 2000

O.J. Simpson is about to make another killing this time, on the Internet. A new online venture www.askoj.com has been launched on behalf of the bankrupted former football great, who was found "liable" for the deaths of his former wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman by a civil court after having slipped through criminal proceedings with the help of oleaginous legal eagles Johnny Cochran and F. Lee Bailey.

Log on to askoj.com and for a small fee you can ask O.J. any question you want about the "real killers" and other topics of interest. The cost is $7.95 per session with a "live" event scheduled for Thursday, where you can rap with the star of the legendary Bronco chase for just two bucks more ($9.95). The site's creator, an outfit called Entertainment Network Inc., claims that the cash, or a portion of it, is going to various charities. Further, the company has also posted a $100,000 reward for "information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman."

Given the lurid fascination that O.J. has managed to generate, the sad fact is askoj.com will probably rake in a tidy sum. It is a barometer of our cultural depravity that a man held responsible for the cold-blooded murder of two innocent people can retain celebrity status. O.J. is plugging his new site on various TV shows, such as NBC's "Today" and the Fox News Channel. To her great credit, Barbara Walters announced she was canceling a scheduled promotional appearance by O.J. on her new talk show. It's unfortunate the rest of the country can't follow that example.

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