Ron Goldman’s father sues O.J. Simpson

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Ronald Goldman’s father sued O.J. Simpson on Tuesday, seeking any money the former NFL star received for a canceled book deal and TV interview that told a hypothetical tale of how he would have killed his ex-wife and Goldman. The federal lawsuit filed in California by Fred Goldman’s Indianapolis-based attorney accuses Simpson of “fraudulent conveyance” and alleges that he created a shell corporation that received at least $1.1 million as part of the TV interview and book, titled “If I Did It.” Attorney Jonathan Polak said Lorraine Brooke Associates was created in March using the middle name of Simpson’s two children. The lawsuit calls it a “sham entity” formed to defraud Ron Goldman’s relatives by preventing them from claiming any of more than $38 million Simpson owes the family from a judgment against him in a wrongful death lawsuit. Goldman’s lawsuit seeks about $1.1 million plus punitive damages, although Polak said he believed Simpson has already spent the money he received from News Corp., the owner of Fox Broadcasting and publisher HarperCollins. Polak said the lawsuit’s true aim is to determine how the book and TV interview deals were reached. “The question in this lawsuit is not about what’s in their bank account right now,” he said. “The issue is, can we unwind this series of transactions and hold those we believe truly are responsible accountable financially?” Polak said he believes Judith Regan – who was fired last week as a publisher by HarperCollins – and Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp., need “to come clean” on their knowledge of how Simpson was reimbursed for the deal. Andrew Butcher, a News Corp. spokesman, said he could not comment on the possibility of Murdoch being deposed. He said News Corp. has been working with Goldman’s family to answer questions about the book deal. “From the very start, we’d offered every assistance to the family of Ron Goldman. Any information they have asked for regarding the contracts for the Simpson book, we have given them,” Butcher said. Polak said he has asked News Corp. to destroy all copies of the book, as well as copies of the interview with Fox that was to have aired. He also wants News Corp. to assign all rights to those books and interviews to the Goldman family. Butcher said News Corp. has destroyed all copies of “If I Did It” but objected to the request to assign the rights to the Goldmans. “You don’t own the rights to someone’s book in perpetuity,” he said. “It doesn’t work that way. It’s more complicated.” Simpson told The Associated Press last month that he took part in the project solely for personal profit and acknowledged that any financial gain was “blood money.” Simpson would not say how much he was paid in advance, only that it was less than the $3.5 million reported. He said the money already has been spent, some of it on tax obligations. Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday with Simpson’s attorney, Yale Galanter. Simpson was acquitted of criminal charges in the 1994 killings. In 1997, a civil court jury, using a lesser standard of proof than is required at a criminal trial, found Simpson liable for Nicole Brown Simpson’s and Goldman’s stabbing deaths. The jury ordered him to pay about $19.7 million to Goldman’s family – an amount Polak said has grown to more than $38 million with interest. Fred Goldman said in a statement that he was eager to learn who worked with Simpson on the deal. “We will not stop until we are able to shine the light of truth on those that acted in concert with him,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man kills grandmother attacks parents under influence of drugs

first_imgKolkata: A man suspected to be under the influence of drugs stabbed his grandmother to death and attacked his parents, who ran out of the house to save their lives, at Keota Shibtala in Chinsurah on Sunday night.When the police arrived on the spot, the youth allegedly chased the officers with a sharp weapon. On Monday, the police arrested the youth with the help of fire brigade personnel. According to sources, the youth identified as Indranil Roy lived at Keota Shibtala with his parents and 80-year-old grandmother Arati Roy. The family went to a picnic with their relatives on Sunday and returned late in the night and soon retired to bed. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAround 12:30am, Indranil attacked his grandmother Arati while she was asleep. At first, he used bamboo sticks to attack her and later he stabbed her with a sharp weapon. Hearing Arati’s scream in pain, Indranil’s father ran to his mother’s room to save her. When he allegedly tried to stop Indranil, he got agitated further and attacked his parents in a fit of rage. The couple somehow managed to save themselves by quickly running out of the house. Hearing them screaming for help, local residents came out of their homes. Chinsurah police station was also informed. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe police went to the house and found that Indranil inside his room on the first floor. Arati’s body was recovered by the officers. Meanwhile, a police officer along with a constable went to apprehend Indranil. He allegedly chased the police officers with a sharp weapon. To save themselves police personnel also ran for their lives. After a few minutes, Indranil returned to the house. As soon as he entered the house, local residents locked the gate of the house. Sources informed Indranil destroyed the lights and electrical wires of his house. On Monday morning, when he found that the gate was locked from outside, he requested local residents to give him the keys. He tried to break the gate but failed to do so. After a few minutes, he went live on Facebook and confessed to the crime. The cops tried to pacify him but they failed. Later, fire brigade was informed. Fire fighters went up to the roof using the fire brigade ladder and got into the house. When Indranil was talking to local residents at the front gate, he was nabbed from behind. The police said Indranil was arrested and was probably a drug addict. It is said he committed the crime under the influence of drugs. He will be produced before the Chinsurah Court on Tuesday. Sources informed that the police may knock on the court door to find out the condition of his mental health.last_img read more

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