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Brown, Goldman families agree to split proceeds from Simpson auction
November 2, 1998
Web posted at: 11:45 p.m. EST (0445 GMT)
SANTA MONICA, California (CNN) -- The families of Nicole
Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman have agreed to split the
proceeds from an auction of O.J. Simpson's personal
belongings, a lawyer said Monday.
Simpson was found not guilty in 1995 in the killings of
Nicole Brown Simpson and Goldman, who were found murdered
outside of Nicole Brown Simpson's Brentwood condominium in
But in 1997, a civil jury found the former football star
responsible for the deaths, and ordered Simpson to pay the
two families $33.5 million. So far, neither family has
received any money.
Gary Caris, an attorney for Goldman's father, Fred Goldman,
says both families have agreed to the split. He says the
Goldman family will get 62.7 percent of the proceeds, while
Nicole Brown Simpson's family will get 37.3 percent.
Lawyers for both families are due in a Santa Monica courtroom
Tuesday, when a judge is expected to appoint a receiver to
manage the auction. The items for sale include Simpson's
Heisman trophy and sports memorabilia, as well as
Tiffany lamps and other furniture from his Brentwood mansion.
That house was sold last year and demolished by the new
Reuters contributed to this report.