Court Watch - POSTED: 2009/06/16 14:34
A judge on Monday ordered O.J. Simpson's former manager to keep the former football star's so-called acquittal suit in storage until it is determined who rightfully owns it.
The ruling came after a contentious hearing that ultimately spilled into a courthouse hallway, where the former manager, Mike Gilbert, and a lawyer for Fred Goldman exchanged heated accusations.
Goldman — the father of Ronald Goldman, who was slain alongside Simpson's ex-wife 15 years ago — is seeking to satisfy a $33.5 million civil judgment against Simpson by selling the suit the Hall of Famer wore to court when he was acquitted on murder charges.
Gilbert said Simpson gave him the suit the day after his Oct. 3, 1995, acquittal. He claims it is his property because Simpson had not yet been found civilly liable for Ronald Goldman's and Nicole Brown Simpson's deaths.
Gilbert told Fred Goldman's lawyer, David Cook, that Goldman previously said his pursuit of Simpson was not about money.