Rupert Murdoch’s media companies have cancelled plans for a controversial book by OJ Simpson and televised interview with him.
The book and programme If I Did It, in which Mr Simpson describes how he would have killed his ex-wife and her friend, had caused public outrage.
Mr Murdoch said he was “sorry for any pain this has caused”.
Mr Simpson was acquitted of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman on 12 June 1994.
Judith Regan, publisher of ReganBooks, owned by Mr Murdoch’s News Corp, had said she considered the book Mr Simpson’s confession.
Several affiliates of Mr Murdoch’s Fox TV had refused to screen the interview on the grounds of bad taste.
Mr Murdoch said: “I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project.