O.J. Simpson caught a break in court on Tuesday morning when the judge overseeing Fred Goldman’s request for immediate payments on the $70 million he owes the Goldman family, ruled in the Pro Football Hall of Famer’s favor.
In recent days, Goldman has made a very public push to squeeze Simpson for the long overdue settlement – which has doubled in the more than two decades since the Goldmans were rewarded an initial $33.5 million judgement in the wrongful death civil lawsuit they waged against the man they believe to be responsible for the double murder of Nicole Brown and their son, Ron. Since his release from prison, Simpson has failed to satisfy his debt, while claiming financial hardship.
But as recent as October there were reports (put out by TMZ) that the Juice had held at least one secret autograph session. News of the alleged situation apparently reached Goldman, prompting his legal team to file a motion to have Simpson and anybody who benefited along with him, to cough up profits made off of memorabilia. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg has denied Goldman’s request because he failed to name any specific persons who have made money off of Simpson’s name.