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O.J. Simpson died owing Ron Goldman’s family $114M


The attorney for Ron Goldman’s family revealed that O.J. Simpson died owing the Goldman family millions of dollars.

Simpson died from cancer on April.10 at the age of 76.

The former football player, known more after his NFL career for being tried and acquitted for the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, was ordered to pay both families $33.5 million after a wrongful death civil lawsuit in 1997 found him liable.

In this handout photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections, O.J. Simpson signs paperwork before his release from Lovelock Correctional Center September 30, 2017 in Lovelock, Nevada. Simpson had served nine years for armed robbery, kidnapping, and other charges. (Photo by Brooke Keast/Nevada Department of Corrections via Getty Images)
In this handout photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections, O.J. Simpson signs paperwork before his release from Lovelock Correctional Center September 30, 2017 in Lovelock, Nevada. Simpson had served nine years for armed robbery, kidnapping, and other charges. (Photo by Brooke Keast/Nevada Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

In an interview with People, the Goldman family’s attorney, David Cook, says that money was never paid and that interest accrued over the years, increasing the money owed to $114M.

“He died without penance,” Cook said of Simpson. “He did not want to give a dime, a nickel to [Ron’s father] Fred, never, anything, never.”

According to Bleacher Report, legal filings show that Simpson had only paid the family $133,000 since 1997. “He [still] owes on the current status of the judgment,” Cook told added.

FILE - This file combo photo shows Nicole Brown Simpson, left, and her friend Ron Goldman, both of whom were murdered and found dead in Los Angeles on June 12, 1994. Hall of Fame football star O.J. Simpson was charged with the murders of Nicole and Goldman, but a jury later found him not guilty in what some call the "Trial of the Century." (AP Photo/File)
This file combo photo shows Nicole Brown Simpson, left, and her friend Ron Goldman, both of whom were murdered and found dead in Los Angeles on June 12, 1994. (AP Photo/File)

He also noted that previous lawyers had tried to obtain the money from Simpson’s NFL pensions but “went nowhere with it.” Following Simpson’s death, Cook says the Goldman family isn’t backing down and is looking to hire more attorneys to “determine what can be done.”

“We need to get a lawyer or a number of lawyers who deal with this, very smart people to determine who it is or who it would be, and [start] taking depositions from people and/or finding out who they are and what information we need,” he explained. “It’s a big deal.”

FILE - This May 20, 2014, file photo shows Fred Goldman, father of murder victim Ron Goldman, in his home in Peoria, Ariz. Fred Goldman has relentlessly pursued O.J. Simpson through civil courts, maintaining it is the only way to achieve justice for his son. Goldman's family has seized some of Simpson's memorabilia, including his 1968 Heisman Trophy as college football's best player that year. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
This May 20, 2014 photo shows Fred Goldman, father of murder victim Ron Goldman, in his home in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Cook says the next steps all depend on what “Fred wants to do.”

Fred Goldman released a statement following Simpson’s death saying, “The only thing I have to say is, it’s just further reminder of Ron being gone all these years,” Fred Goldman told NBC News. “It’s no great loss to the world. It’s a further reminder of Ron’s being gone.”

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