Simpson’s estate executor rejects $33.5 million payout

Simpson’s estate executor rejects $33.5 million payout

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Malcolm LaVergne, who is the executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate, is standing firm against allocating a $33.5 million settlement to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. This decision was made by a California Civil Jury in a lawsuit that blamed Simpson for wrongful deaths. LaVergne states that this proposed payment would not only drain a significant amount from the estate, but would also impact the livelihoods of individuals reliant on it, including Simpson’s children.

LaVergne became Simpson’s lawyer in 2009 and was later declared the executor of his will. Simpson’s property was transferred into a trust, but the exact worth of his estate is still unknown. According to Nevada law, if these assets are valued at more than $20,000, they must undergo legal processing in courts. This includes inventorying and appraising all assets and debts, which could take months or even years.

Despite potential complicating factors, such as disputes, LaVergne remains committed to resolving all financial matters related to Simpson’s estate promptly and fairly.

Executor denies Simpson estate settlement

He has also made his opposition to the Goldman family receiving any part of Simpson’s estate very clear. LaVergne stated, “It’s my hope that the Goldmans get zero, nothing,” reinforcing his determination to ensure they gain no part of the estate.

The Brown and Goldman families have remained persistent in their pursuit of justice. The controversy over Simpson’s potential book “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer” is indicative of this, which reflects the families’ emphasis on Simpson’s involvement in the crime. Ron Goldman’s father, Fred, however, stated that his aim was always about accountability, not financial gain. With Simpson’s death, he believes that the “hope for true accountability has ended.”

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As estate proceedings now begin, the Goldmans and Browns will join other creditors making claims. However, given the nature of the situation, their claims may carry more weight. Thus, it remains to be seen how LaVergne, as executor of the will, can navigate his firm stance against the Goldmans in this legally complex environment.


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