The family of murder victim Ron Goldman slammed Investigation Discovery for a documentary that suggests he and Nicole Brown Simpson were the victims of a serial killer rather than O.J. Simpson.
The NFL star, now serving time for robbery, was famously acquitted of killing his ex-wife and Goldman. But he was found liable for both murders in a 1997 civil case and ordered to pay millions.
ID's "My Brother the Serial Killer," airing Wednesday, suggests that Glen Rogers, who was convicted of murders in Florida and California and is a suspect in several others, may have killed Brown Simpson and Goldman. It cites relatives who said he told them he was "partying" with Brown Simpson in the months before the slayings. His brother, Clay, says in the documentary that his brother told him he planned on "takin' her down."
Ridiculous, says Goldman's family. Ron Goldman was a waiter who went to Brown Simpson's home to deliver a pair of forgotten eyeglasses on the night the two of them were murdered.
"I am appalled at the level of irresponsibility demonstrated by the network and the producers of this so-called documentary," Goldman's sister, Kim, said in a statement. "This is the first time we are hearing about this story, and considering that their 'main character,' Glen Rogers, confessed to stabbing my brother and Nicole to death, you would think we would be in the loop."
"This is another attempt to capitalize on the most famous crime in our history, during what is an otherwise slow news week," she said. "As far as I am concerned, this was not an 'investigated' story, the sources were not vetted and nor were the feelings of the victims' families ever considered."
In an interview with TheWrap, Investigation Discovery president Henry Schleiff said, "My Brother the Serial Killer" only offered an alternate theory of the murders and didn't make any conclusions.
"What we really want to do at ID is to sometimes raise a story like this and let you make a decision," he said. "If you think about it, the fact that years later there has been no conviction for that murder makes it one of the great mysteries of our generation."