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Furhman deposition delayed in Simpson case

Limo driver tells his story

March 26, 1996
Web posted at: 3:00 p.m. EST

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The deposition of former Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman in the O.J. Simpson wrongful-death suit has been delayed until April 26. It had been scheduled for April 2.

The delay was announced by Michael Brewer, the attorney for Sharon Rufo, Ron Goldman's mother. Simpson was cleared in October of the stabbing deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Goldman. However, the parents of the victims still filed the civil lawsuits.

Fuhrman's deposition is still scheduled to occur near Sand Point, Idaho, where Fuhrman now lives.

Allan Park, the limousine driver who took O.J. Simpson to the airport the night Nicole Simpson and Goldman were killed, was interviewed Monday by attorneys.

It is not an official deposition, but Park and his lawyer were at the offices of Daniel Petrocelli, the attorney representing Fred Goldman, Ron Goldman's father.

Park told CNN he doesn't care what Simpson thinks about him. Simpson has said that Park is wrong about his account of what happened at Simpson's estate that night.

Park said he wished he had not driven Simpson to the airport that night. He was a substitute driver.

Simpson was not present for his friend Christian Reichardt's deposition earlier Monday, and he was not present at the Park interview. Reichardt finished his deposition Monday, and none was scheduled for Tuesday.

Fred Goldman said he thinks loyalties to O.J. Simpson have kept the truth from coming out. And he believes Reichardt's loyalties remain with Simpson.

"It is always remarkable when you watch in depositions someone say things that go against every common sense and good sense and tell you what ought to be said," Goldman said.

Goldman also expressed his doubt that Reichardt has any interest in the facts of the case, "regardless of what's staring him in the face."

"One has to wonder why someone stands behind someone with all the glaring evidence."

During a break Monday, Goldman reacted to the admission by Kato Kaelin Friday that he now thinks O.J. Simpson murdered the two people. Kaelin is Simpson's former houseguest.

"I think he's (Kaelin) an honest man. I really do. I think he's an honest man that's frightened by the whole thing," Goldman said.

When asked if he feels Kaelin is more confident about speaking against Simpson now, compared to last year during the criminal trial, Goldman responded, "that may well be."



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