Legal bid for Simpson autograph profits rejected

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FILE – In this July 20, 2017, file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson laughs as he appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Simpson enjoys living in Las Vegas, and isn’t planning to move to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was […]

A judge in Los Angeles has rejected a request to have O.J. Simpson sign over profits from autographs to satisfy a civil judgment for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson.

Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg ruled Tuesday after the request was made by an attorney for Fred Goldman, father of Ron Goldman.

The judge denied it on grounds that Goldman can’t identify who is paying Simpson.

Simpson was acquitted of murder in the 1994 killings, but a civil court jury found him liable and ordered him to pay $33.5 million, which has more than doubled over two decades.

A lawyer for the former football star says Simpson signed autographs after his release from a Nevada prison to pay legal bills.

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