Almost 30 years after the spectacular trial for the murder of O. J. Simpson’s (1947-2024) ex-wife Nicole Brown (1959-1994) and her boyfriend Ron Goldman (1968-1994), the former NFL star died last week as a result of a Died from cancer. Simpson was acquitted of the double murder at the time, but was sentenced in a civil trial in 1997 to pay damages totaling $33.5 million to his survivors. He never paid the full amount.

And even after his death, the money may never reach the surviving families: According to media reports, the executor of Simpson’s will wants to block a payout to the families. Accordingly, they actually have a right to the payments.

As “Sky News” reports, Simpson’s test was filed on Friday (April 12) in a court in Clark County, Nevada, and his lawyer Malcolm LaVergne was named as executor. The document shows that Simpson’s assets were placed into a trust fund opened this year. However, his entire estate has not yet been paid out.

His four children are listed as beneficiaries in the will. It also states that any beneficiary who attempts to challenge the terms of the will shall receive “not more than one dollar in lieu of the claimed interest in this will or its assets.”

According to Sky News, Simpson’s lawyer said he specifically did not want the Goldman family to receive any money from Simpson’s estate. “I will do everything in my power as an enforcer to try and make sure they get nothing.”

In June 1994, the lifeless bodies of Nicole Brown and her acquaintance Ronald Goldman were found outside an apartment in Los Angeles. O. J. Simpson was arrested a few days later after a spectacular chase and charged with both murders. What followed was a trial dubbed “the trial of the century” at the time, in which the jury acquitted the defendant.

After the civil trial in which a civil court ordered Simpson to pay damages in February 1997, hundreds of his valuable possessions were confiscated. According to his own statement, Simpson then lived only on his NFL and private pension.