OJ Simp­son avoids ef­fort to chase down his mem­o­ra­bilia money

Ripon Bulletin - - Local / State -

SANTA MON­ICA (AP) — O.J. Simp­son dodged an ef­fort Tues­day to force him to turn over cash he pock­ets from signing au­to­graphs to sat­isfy a $70 mil­lion-plus civil judg­ment for the 1994 killings of the for­mer foot­ball star’s exwife Ni­cole Brown Simp­son and her friend Ron Gold­man. The rul­ing in Los An­ge­les County Su­pe­rior Court was the lat­est set­back in the dogged ef­forts by Gold­man’s fa­ther, Fred, to get Simp­son to pay up for a wrong­ful death law­suit ver­dict that has dou­bled with in­ter­est over two decades.

Judge Ger­ald Rosen­berg told at­tor­ney David Cook that he needs to iden­tify who paid Simp­son in or­der to go af­ter pro­ceeds from au­to­graph sign­ings and celebrity ap­pear­ances.

Simp­son was paid to sign jer­seys, hel­mets and posters from “The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son” TV se­ries in Oc­to­ber, shortly af­ter his re­lease from a Ne­vada prison, Cook said. Simp­son’s lawyers said the money went to pay his le­gal bills.

Simp­son, 70, served nine years for armed rob­bery and as­sault for lead­ing five men, two with guns, into a Las Ve­gas casino ho­tel in Septem­ber 2007 in an ill-con­ceived ef­fort to con­front two sports col­lectibles deal­ers over what he claimed was his prop­erty.

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