Ron Goldman's sister thinks Hulk Hogan's statements about "totally understanding" O.J. Simpson are "shocking."
"It's disturbing," Kim Goldman tells Usmagazine.com. Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex wife Nicole Brown and Ron in 1995. Two years later, a civil jury found Simpson guilty and ordered him to pay the family $33.5 million to the Goldman family.
Hogan slammed ex wife Linda, 48, for leaving him for "some shaggy-haired pool boy 30 years her junior" in the new issue of Rolling Stone.
"You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can't go to anymore, you're driving through downtown Clearwater [Florida] and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife...." Hogan says. "I totally understand OJ. I get it."
Continues Kim : "It's sick to me that people throw around violence so whimsically. That has always bothered me. Then there's the part of me that thinks, well at least he thinks he did it. The warped part of me.
"It's vile to speak of anybody in that way and its hurtful, demeaning and so many layers of ugliness attached to it. I'm always very sensitive to people saying they would kill someone," she goes on. "I don't speak that way anymore, so when I hear it, it has such meaning attached to it. It says a lot and speaks to his level of violence and propensity for it. Its sad."
Ron's father, Fred, was more blunt.
"O.J. consumed two lives to feed his insane ego," he told Us through his lawyer, David Cook. "Mr. Hogan should dial down the rage...Grow up."
Fred says that if Hogan were to turn "everything into a violent crime scene," as he says in the Rolling Stone article, he would be caught.
"Don't do it, the Florida cops will do a better job," he says.
After the outrage over his comments, Hulk released a mea culpa through his rep.
"Hulk in no way condones the OJ situation," his rep told Us in a statement. "As part of a larger conversation, he referred to it to exemplify his frustration with his own situation."