LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – If the unpublished book of the killing of his wife was banned, O.J. Simpson now has a video game out. But the proceeds won’t be his, a Judge has ruled.
O.J. Simpson must pay the family of the late Ronald Goldman any money he earns from a video game featuring his likeness to satisfy a $38 million wrongful death judgment, a judge ruled Tuesday.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered that any money be turned over to Goldman’s father, Fred.
The game, “All-Pro Football 2K8,” features Simpson’s likeness playing as one of 240 former football greats.
Simpson, who now lives in Miami, was acquitted of murder in the 1994 killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman but found liable in civil court.
Simpson owes Goldman’s family the $38 million as part of that lawsuit. Goldman estate attorney David Cook welcomed the court order and accused Simpson of profiting from his public persona.
Calls to Simpson’s attorney were not immediately returned Tuesday.
The judge also ordered Simpson to turn over all correspondence, documents and contracts with the video game’s publisher, Take-Two Interactive Software, to the Goldman family. The court’s order did not detail how much money Simpson might have earned from the deal.