OJ Simpson’s insane financial situation revealed

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OJ Simpson still owed Ron Goldman’s family more than $100 million when the former football Hall of Famer died — with Goldman’s family still adamant about collecting their due, according to a new report.

Although Simpson, 76, was acquitted for the murder of Goldman and ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson in 1995, he was found liable in civil court two years later for more than $33 million for the murders.

Goldman family lawyer David Cook told the Daily Mail that Simpson had failed to pay off the full amount over the decades, with the sum ballooning to more than $100 million.

“We have to start over here,” Cook said in response to Simpson’s death. “We’re going to work on that. There might be something out there.”

“We’ve had this problem for a long long time,” he added. “It could be in a trust, it could be probate. It could be all gone.”

The payment for the civil trial has been a long and contentious point for the Goldman family, with the ruling notably leading to Simpson’s sports memorabilia being auctioned off for thousands of dollars to help pay the grieving family.

A bankruptcy court also ruled in 2007 to give the Goldman’s the rights to Simpson’s novel chronicling how the slaying of their son and Nicole Brown would have taken place if he was the killer.

The Goldman’s opted to make changes to the book and release it under the title, “If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer”.

Ron’s father, Fred Goldman, previously slammed Simpson for only making “relatively small payments” over the years when the debt had surpassed $96 million in June 2022, TMZ Sports reported.

Legal fillings from the family that year showed that Simpson had allegedly only paid off $133,000 since the 1997 trial.

Divorce filings obtained by the Washington Post when Simpson split with Nicole Brown Simpson in 1992 put his net worth at $10 million.

At the time he was making about $1 million a year. More than half was coming from an endorsement deal with car hire company Hertz, while Simpson was also making money from acting.

Reports following his death suggested Simpson’s fortune may have whittled down to around $3 million.

Following news of Simpson’s death due to prostate cancer, Fred Goldman told NBC News on Thursday that the world suffered “no great loss”.

“The only thing I have to say is it’s just a further reminder of Ron being gone all these years,” Fred said.

“We have to start over here,” Cook said in response to Simpson’s death.

“We’re going to work on that. There might be something out there.”

This article was originally published by the New York Post and reproduced with permission

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