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OJ Simpson's executor says he wants Goldmans to get 'zero, nothing' from estate

Katelyn Newberg, Las Vegas Review-Journal on

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LAS VEGAS — 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.

LaVergne said Simpson had been diagnosed with prostate cancer “several years ago,” and that it had gone into remission before recently returning. Simpson died in hospice care are his home in Rhodes Ranch, in the southwest Las Vegas Valley, LaVergne said.

 

The will places all of Simpson’s property into a trust that was created in January, court filings show. LaVergne said the entirety of Simpson’s estate has not been tallied.

“I can’t make a predication right now as to what the value of the estate is,” LaVergne said.

LaVergne said he was taken by surprise to be named the estate’s executor.

“I am flummoxed as to why he would name me as the personal representative or the executor, but he did,” he said. “And it’s something I’m going to take very seriously.”

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