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Court Names Receiver to Sell Simpson Items

November 04, 1998

A Santa Monica judge appointed a receiver Tuesday to auction off O.J. Simpson's seized assets and split the money between the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, an attorney said.

The sale of Simpson's Heisman trophy, other sports memorabilia and furniture is tentatively set for February, said Gary Caris, a lawyer for the Goldman family.

Superior Court Judge David Perez granted a request to approve Claremont attorney Michael Myers as the receiver, Caris said.

The families will divide the proceeds from the auction, Caris said, with 63% going to the Goldmans and 37% to the Brown family.

The items that will be auctioned were seized by sheriff's deputies from Simpson's former home in Brentwood last year. The home was demolished by the new owner this year.

Simpson was acquitted Oct. 3, 1995, of killing his ex-wife Nicole and Goldman. Later, a civil jury found Simpson liable for the deaths and awarded the families a total of $33.5 million in damages.

On paper, Goldman's family got about $21 million, and Brown's family got $12.5 million. So far, neither has received any money from the judgment.

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