According to court documents obtained by Radar, Simpson said Fred Goldman is "abusing" a court process by going after rights to any money he might make from any future enterprises. The former football player, actor and convicted felon said Goldman and his attorneys have continuously harassed him despite the fact that he has not worked or has made any money since he was released from a Nevada state prison late last year. (The Juice spent nine years in prison for a botched robbery and was paroled on Oct 1.)
Goldman filed a motion in November to stop Simpson from dodging the $33.5 million judgement in the wrongful death suit concerning Goldman's son, Ron. Under the motion, Goldman is asking the court to obtain the rights from any revenue the disgraced athlete could make from any autograph or memorabilia signing, promotion, or other commercial enterprises.
According to Simpson's recently filing, that judgement amount has ballooned to more than $58 million, including interest.
In his response to the Goldman's motion, Simpson said Fred Goldman has used "unconfirmed stories from outlets...to "generate false rumors of commercial activity."
In the Jan. 17 affidavit, Simpson's attorney, Ronald P. Slates, said Goldman and his attorneys have "thus attempted to drag Simpson into court every time he hears a rumor, something on television, or read on an internet news posting, a mere vague allegation involving Mr.Simpson's commercial exploitation of himself."
Slates said since the former athlete has not made any such deals or any other commercial enterprises, the Goldmans don't have enough evidence to show there is a need for any rights to be transferred onto them.
Slates added given Simpson's age and the fact Simpson is a convicted felon, the former athlete's ability to make money has been diminished. Slates also said other than one brief autograph session since being release from prison, which went to pay legal fees, Simpson has not engaged in any activity where he has made any money.
"Mr. Simpson simply wishes to readjust to civilian and family life, and for the past three months, has attempted to do just that. Mr.Goldman and (his attorney) Mr.Cook are intent on shattering that," Slates said in Jan 17 affidavit.
Simpson is currently living of life of leisure in Nevada, and has been spotted in Las Vegas bars and nightclubs over the past few months. He was allegedly kicked out of the Cosmopolitan Hotel for drunken antics, though Simpson has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and said he plans to sue the venue.
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