OJ Executor Promises to ‘Do Everything’ to Keep Money Away From Goldman Family

(ReliableNews.org) – Orenthal James “OJ” Simpson died on April 10 after a battle with cancer. The former Buffalo Bills running back was known as much for his explosive, record-breaking football career as he was his legal troubles. Recently, the executor was named for his estate and promised to keep the late star’s money away from Ron Goldman’s family.

In 1994, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) arrested Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman, a waiter at a local restaurant. The two were violently stabbed to death outside of Nicole’s home in Los Angeles.

Millions of Americans watched what’s known as the “trial of the century” in 1995, where the ex-NFL player was tried for the murders. The prosecution is accused of making one of the biggest legal missteps of all time by allowing OJ Simpson to try on a bloody leather glove that was found at the crime scene.

The phrase, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” became embedded in the brains of every American following the trial.

The jury did acquit Simpson. However, two years later, a civil jury found the former star liable for the murders of Goldman and Nicole. The families of the victims were awarded $33.5 million. In the nearly three decades since the 1997 judgment, the families have received almost no money. Ron Goldman’s parents were able to publish a book Simpson wrote, called “If I Did It,” where he describes the murders, claiming that’s how it might have happened if he’d done it. The Goldmans renamed the book “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer,” and published it.

Simpson’s attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, will serve as the executor of the estate now that the star is dead. In theory, it should be easier for the victims’ families to get the money they are owed, but LaVergne told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he doesn’t want Goldman’s family to see a penny.

“It’s my hope that the Goldmans get zero, nothing,” LaVergne said.

LaVergne promised to “do everything” in his power to “ensure that [the Goldmans] get nothing.”

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