OJ Simpson's Last Will and Testament: Executor Vows To Do Everything To Ensure That Murder Victims' Families Will Get 'Zero'

By Madz Dizon

Apr 15, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

OJ Simpson's Last Will and Testament: Executor Vows To Do Everything To Ensure That Murder Victims' Families Will Get 'Zero'
O.J. Simpson attends his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center July 20, 2017 in Lovelock, Nevada. Simpson is serving a nine to 33 year prison term for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.
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The final will of OJ Simpson was filed in Clark County, Nevada, on April 12, just two days after his death at the age of 76.

A will believed to belong to OJ Simpson was recently filed by Cassady Law Offices. According to the Eight Judicial Court Portal's website, the document was signed on January 24.

OJ Simpson's Will Executor Urges Ron Goldman, Nicole Brown's Families Get Nothing

In the complete legal document, Simpson's longtime lawyer Malcolm LaVergne was appointed as the executor of his estate, with OJ Simpson's son Justin Simpson being named as his successor.

Simpson made a formal request to have his property included in The Orenthal Simpson Revocable Living Trust. Additionally, he ensured that his final wishes regarding his remains were documented and attached to his will.

The will states that it will be handled without any legal conflicts or disagreements. If anyone tries to challenge or change the administration of the will, they will only receive one dollar ($1.00) and nothing more, instead of any claimed interest in the will or its assets.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, LaVergne, who has been representing Simpson since 2009, expressed his opposition to the idea of the family of Ron Goldman receiving any money from the estate.

"It's my hope that the Goldmans get zero, nothing," LaVergne said. 

"And I will do everything in my capacity as the executor or personal representative to try and ensure that they get nothing," he added.

LaVergne mentioned the events related to Simpson's book 'If I Did It,' which caused a lot of controversy. The family obtained the rights to the book and later released a revised edition with extra commentary.

During an interview with KTNV Las Vegas, LaVergne mentioned that Simpson's estate will now go through the probate process, which is a legally intricate procedure that will necessitate the expertise of attorneys specialized in estate law.

According to LaVergne, the family of the deceased convict is currently focused on planning the funeral and has only begun to address the estate matters.

Simpson passed away with a substantial debt to the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, the two individuals he was accused of murdering in 1994.

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OJ Simpson's Murder Case

Simpson was found not guilty of the murders, but a civil court later ruled that he was responsible for paying the families $33 million. After a quarter of a century, the amount has skyrocketed to a staggering $100 million.

It remains unclear whether either family will receive any portion of Simpson's estate. LaVergne claims that Simpson passed away with a significant debt to the IRS, which he believes will take priority over other creditors, including the Goldman family.

ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams stated on Monday morning that once Simpson's estate has been fully accounted for, creditors will have a smoother process to claim their owed amounts. The Goldman family has received approximately $130,000 out of the substantial amount they are owed.

Abrams clarified that while LaVergne is the executor of the will, it is uncertain whether he will have direct authority over the distribution of pthe money and their timing. The Goldman family remains resolute in their determination to pursue the money they are owed.

According to debt collection attorney David Cook, there is a need to begin anew in light of Simpson's passing.  The rest of Simpson's property was placed into a trust in January, although the exact value of the property has not been calculated yet.

It is believed that Simpson relied on his NFL and private pensions for his living.

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