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OJ Simpson’s Lawyer Confirms Fred Goldman’s Claim Will Be Accepted

On April 16, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. ET, it was reported that OJ Simpson’s lawyer has changed his mind regarding the wrongful death lawsuit. The executor of OJ Simpson’s estate has decided to accept Fred Goldman’s claim for payment in a lawsuit where $33.5 million was awarded to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

Initially, Attorney Malcolm LaVergne had expressed his intention to ensure that the Goldmans receive nothing. However, he later changed his stance during a phone call to The Hollywood Reporter, stating that Fred Goldman’s claim will be accepted and handled in accordance with Nevada law.

Following Simpson’s death, the civil judgment awarded in 1997, in which jurors found him liable, remains unpaid. The Goldman and Brown families could potentially receive a portion of Simpson’s assets through the probate process. LaVergne clarified that his previous comments were not directed at Fred Goldman but at his attorneys.

Simpson, who achieved fame through football and show business, faced a significant change in reputation after the murders of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman in 1994. Fred Goldman emphasized that accountability was more important than money and expressed disappointment at the lack of true accountability following Simpson’s death.

As Simpson’s estate goes through liquidation, the Goldman and Brown families will have a higher claim among other creditors. LaVergne assured transparency in handling the estate and involving the families in the process.

Simpson mentioned living off his NFL and private pensions, with valuable possessions seized to cover the jury award. Despite challenges in the will, beneficiaries seeking to contest will receive minimal compensation.

This report includes information from The Associated Press.

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