March 12, 1997 in Nation/World

Denise Brown Signs Deal For Book Based On Diaries

Associated Press
 

Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister Denise Brown has landed a $1 million book deal that will unlock the slain woman’s diaries, her publisher said Tuesday.

The book, “Nicole’s Story,” will be published in the fall to mark the second anniversary of O.J. Simpson’s criminal acquittal in his ex-wife’s death, said Judith Regan, publisher and president of ReganBooks.

Nicole Simpson “never had the chance to stand up and be heard in a court of law,” Regan said in a news release. “But now, through her diary and her sister, she will be heard.”

Brown, who raises money to help battle domestic violence, could make more than $4 million if the book becomes a best seller, the New York Post reported Tuesday. It will have an initial first printing of 250,000 copies.

The book is to be based on Nicole Simpson’s diaries and Brown’s experiences as the exfootball star’s sister-in-law. It will also include never-before-seen photographs.

Brown had rejected previous offers to sell her sister’s story because she feared it might influence the custody case for the children of Simpson and his ex-wife.

A ruling was made in Simpson’s favor.

The diaries reportedly played a key role in swaying the civil trial jury to the view that Simpson had lied on the witness stand about his relationship with Simpson.

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