LOS ANGELES – O.J. Simpson is cashing in on autographs since his launch from jail and will pay the cash towards a wrongful demise judgment that now exceeds $70 million, in line with a lawyer for the household of Fred Goldman whose son was killed in 1994 together with Simpson’s ex-wife.
Legal professional David Cook dinner is asking a Los Angeles Superior Courtroom choose Tuesday to order Simpson at hand over future cash he makes from movie star appearances or autographing sports activities memorabilia to fulfill the judgment within the wrongful deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.
Simpson was acquitted of two counts of homicide within the 1994 slayings, however a civil court docket jury discovered him liable and ordered him to pay $33.5 million, which has greater than doubled over twenty years.
Goldman’s father, Fred, has hounded Simpson for years and Cook dinner mentioned the previous soccer star has by no means willingly paid a cent of the court docket order.
“Mr. Simpson has sought to subvert this wrongful demise judgment by his abject refusal to pay, a lot much less settle for private duty,” Cook dinner mentioned in court docket papers.
Simpson offered autographs shortly after his launch from a Nevada jail in October to pay authorized payments and has little interest in signing memorabilia, one in every of his legal professionals, Malcolm LaVergne, mentioned in court docket papers objecting to any order relinquishing his proper to publicity.
Goldman and Cook dinner have “tried to pull Mr. Simpson into court docket each time they hear a rumor, see one thing on tv, or learn in an web information posting, a mere obscure allegation involving Mr. Simpson’s business exploitation of himself,” legal professional Ronald Slates wrote in court docket papers on behalf of Simpson.
Whereas a lot of the court docket award has been unpaid, Fred Goldman has been in a position to seize a number of the Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer’s belongings, together with online game royalties and the rights to the ebook “If I Did It,” a ghostwritten account wherein Simpson tells how he may need killed his ex-wife and Ron Goldman.
Goldman was additionally in a position to purchase memorabilia Simpson claimed he was attempting to take again when he led 5 males, two with weapons, right into a Las Vegas on line casino lodge in September 2007 to confront two sports activities collectibles sellers.
Simpson, 70, served 9 years in Nevada state jail for armed theft and assault with a weapon in an ill-fated bid to retrieve memorabilia.
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