It seems that even though he may be out of prison, O.J. Simpson may still be in legal trouble as his name continues to make headlines -- but for all the wrong reasons.
Simpson was released after having served for nine years behind the bars of the Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Facility, as reported by The Inquisitr in October 2017. He had been serving time for a botched hotel room robbery which took place in Las Vegas.
The crime of the hotel robbery is in the past for Simpson, but the other crime that Simpson has been accused of still leaves its indelible mark on him. Simpson was accused of having killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and was also taken to court and tried for the murder of her friend, Ron Goldman.
After this trial, the court declared Simpson guilty.
But, Fred Goldman, Ron’s father, is still not settled with the whole idea.
In 1977, ABC News reported that Simpson was hit with a wrongful death lawsuit and was ordered to pay a compensation of $33.5 million. It has been a long time since then and now, the fine has more than doubled and reached an estimated $70 million.
But, according to CBS Sports, Fred wants to collect a share of Simpson’s memorabilia profits, and he asked for the court's help in the matter. Fred and his attorney, at an earlier hearing, told a judge that they have the idea that Simpson has been collecting a profit by selling his autographs from the time that he has been released from prison, and Fred wants Simpson to pay him a part of his earnings.
“Mr. Simpson has sought to subvert this wrongful death judgment by his abject refusal to pay, much less accept personal responsibility,” Fred’s lawyer told a judge.
Various sources, such as ABC News, have confirmed that the presiding judge rejected Fred's claim due to the fact that he was unable to provide anyone for whom Simpson actually provided an autographed photo for money. No proof, no case.
“Judge rejects Goldman family's bid for OJ Simpson's autograph profits,” ABC News reported.
Contrary to this, Simpson’s lawyers have argued that Fred and his lawyers do not miss a chance to turn over any stone when it comes to Simpson, and that they have dragged the 70-year-old into court “every time they hear a rumor.” They concluded their case by calling Fred’s claims mere “allegations.”
Unfortunately for Simpson, this is not the first time that he has been showcased in headlines following his release from prison. Simpson has also been dragged to court for reportedly being drunk and acting aggressively toward hotel staff, after which security escorted Simpson out of the premises but did not charge him.
It is also reported that Simpson has been banned from ever stepping a foot inside the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas.