Fred Goldman to speak his mind in Simpson trial
Nicole allegedly told mom: 'I'm an abused woman'December 7, 1996
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SANTA MONICA, California (CNN) -- The father of victim Ron Goldman was expected to be the final plaintiffs' witness Monday in the wrongful death lawsuit against O.J. Simpson.
The testimony by Fred Goldman, who with the family of victim Nicole Brown Simpson is suing Simpson, will likely be emotional. He has not been shy about publicly showing his feelings or sharing his belief that Simpson killed his son.
Simpson, who testified a little more than two days last month in the plaintiffs' case, is expected back on the stand at some point in his own defense. He was found innocent last year in the 1994 killings of his ex-wife and her friend.
Nicole Brown Simpson's mom says daughter claimed abuse
Juditha Brown, Simpson's former mother-in-law, said her daughter told her she was an abused woman just four days before she was killed, according to sidebar transcripts from Friday's civil court proceedings.
John Kelly, attorney for the Brown family, wanted to question Juditha Brown in court about the conversation. Kelly said Nicole Brown Simpson told her mother she was reading a book written by Lenore Walker, a domestic violence expert who coincidentally testified earlier in the trial about her interviews with O.J. Simpson.
Nicole Brown Simpson pointed out notations she had made in the book, and asked Juditha Brown to read the book when she was done, saying "Mom, I'm an abused woman also," according to Kelly.
But the jury never heard it. Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki upheld defense objections.
Meantime, closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the separate custody battle Simpson and his ex-wife's parents are fighting for his two younger children, who have lived with the Browns since shortly after the killings.Correspondent Jim Hill contributed to this report.
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