There’s no public listing for the apartment that Barry C. Scheck just purchased at 270 West 17th Street,
but we’ll assume that the $745,000 that he paid for it was probably a very good price.
After all, if anyone was going to argue a price down, it would be Mr. Scheck, the defense attorney who helped win O.J. Simpson an acquittal and founded the Innocence Project with Peter Neufeld in 1992, a legal group that has exonerated more than 200 of the wrongly-convicted with DNA evidence.
One day after he was profiled in The New York Times ‘Style’ section by Steve Friess, Vanity Fair‘s celebrity crime writer Dominick Dunne has been hospitalized, according to the Associated Press.
AP is reporting that Mr. Dunne, age 82, "has been taken to a Las Vegas hospital after he says he Read More
Heidi Montag reportedly bailed on the White House Correspondents gala when MSNBC wouldn’t adhere to the demands of her manager and boyfriend Spencer Pratt for first class tickets for the pair, even though only Ms. Montag was invited. [P6]
Padma Lakshmi is apparently cozying up with IMG owner Teddy Forstmann since her Read More
Mike Gilbert, who served as O. J. Simpson’s sports agent for a reported 18 years, is writing a book for Regnery Publishing called How I Helped O. J. Get Away With Murder. According to a brief announcement published this afternoon on industry Web site Publisher’s Lunch, the book will "detail O.J.’s late-night confession" and offer Read More
The state Democratic Party has just gone one step past the Whitewater analogy, reaching for another recent American lowlight to characterize the ongoing Republican pursuit of Eliot Spitzer.
Here’s a statement from consultant Jonathan Rosen in response to Republican state Senator George Winner's call for another hearing:
“These guys Read More
Yesterday, Alpha Media Group–the name for the investors backed by Quadrangle Capital Partners who bought Maxim, Blender and Stuff from Dennis Publishing yesterday for more than $240 million–announced plans to fold Stuff, the shopping-centered T&A men's magazine, and resurrect it as a regular section in its lad mag, Maxim.
Maxim and Blender will be the Read More
Johnnie Cochran had finished his speech and returned to his seat next to the Haitian immigrant Abner Louima when the Rev. Al Sharpton began one of the call-and-response routines that he often uses to pump up a crowd. Earlier in the evening, he had trundled out a well-worn “No justice, no peace.” But this time, Read More
I have to begin, unfortunately, by correcting the record: In a story about Alan Hevesi in this week’s paper, I made the bone-headed error of attributing a number of quotes to Ken Sunshine that weren’t his. I didn’t interview him for the story on the record or off, and the inclusion of his name Read More
In a two-part Fox special airing Nov. 27 and 29, O.J. Simpson will talk about how he could have killed his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her boyfriend, Ron Goldman, if he had killed them, which, of course, he didn’t. Or “didn’t.”
If you’d prefer your stomach-turning fake-confessions in book-form, “If I Did It: Here’s Read More
It’s been nearly nine years since Peter Neufeld’s name entered the national consciousness along with Marcia Clark, “the White Bronco” and “the house on Rockingham.” By destroying the credibility of the prosecution’s best evidence-the blood trail from Nicole’s body to O.J.’s car-Mr. Neufeld, with longtime partner Barry Scheck, is as responsible as Johnnie Cochran for Read More