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O.J.'s executor says he wants Goldmans to get 'zero, nothing' from estate [View all]

O.J.’s executor says he wants Goldmans to get ‘zero, nothing’ from estate

By Katelyn Newberg Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 12, 2024 - 6:08 pm

O.J. Simpson’s longtime lawyer and executor of his estate said Friday that he will fight to prevent the payout of a $33.5 million judgment awarded to the families of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. ... Attorney Malcolm LaVergne, who had represented Simpson since 2009, told the Review-Journal in a phone interview that he specifically does not want the Goldman family seeing any money from Simpson’s estate. ... “It’s my hope that the Goldmans get zero, nothing,” LaVergne said. “Them specifically. And I will do everything in my capacity as the executor or personal representative to try and ensure that they get nothing.”

Court documents filed Friday revealed Simpson’s final will, which named LaVergne the executor in charge of overseeing the estate. Simpson’s family announced his death Thursday, a day after he died from prostate cancer.

After rising to fame as a football star, Simpson was then known as the man accused of brutally killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in June 1994. He was acquitted of the murders in a monthslong, highly publicized Los Angeles trial. {snip} In 1997, Simpson was found liable in a civil wrongful death lawsuit, and was ordered to pay millions in damages to the families of Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.

LaVergne said that although the families have pushed for payment, there was never a court order forcing Simpson to pay out the civil judgment. He said his particular ire at the Goldman family came in part due to the events surrounding Simpson’s controversial planned book, titled “If I Did It.” ... Goldman’s family, still pursuing the wrongful death judgment, won control of the manuscript and retitled the book “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer,” according to the Associated Press.


Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240.
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