The suit that O.J. Simpson wore in court when he was found not guilty in the murders of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman will be donated to the Smithsonian, RadarOnline.com has learned.
On Monday afternoon, Judge Joseph Biderman ruled that the acquittal suit, tie and white shirt worn by Simpson will be donated to the Smithsonian.
David Cook (lawyer for Goldman’s father Fred), Ronald Slates (lawyer for Simpson) and Mike Gilbert (Simpson’s former manager) agreed that the items will be donated as a gift to the Smithsonian or another institution if the Smithsonian declines the gift. The gift/donation will be made “In memory of Ronald Lyle Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.”
Gilbert has thirty days to turn over the items but can ask for a thirty day extension. If he fails to turn them over after sixty days, the suit, tie and white shirt have to be given to a court appointed person to donate.
Judge Biderman confirmed that Simpson also agreed to the outcome. “The court did speak with Mr. Simpson in prison in Nevada on the telephone. Mr. Simpson gave Mr. Slates authority to give a resolution for the settlement,” he said.
Slates concurred: “Mr. Simpson gave the authority at 1:45 pm from prison to the settlement.”