O.J. Still in denial
July 25, 2000 10:15 AM   Subscribe

O.J. Still in denial He refuses to pay the $33.5 million a civil jury awarded to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1997 for his responsibility in their deaths. Good role model.
posted by Outlawyr (7 comments total)
Yeah. I'm not going to try to be like OJ anymore! Murder was one thing, but not paying the families? We have to draw lines.
posted by Doug at 10:50 AM on July 25, 2000

Ohhhh boy!

So he can't afford to keep a private investigator searching on his meager $25K per mo. income....

I'm sure Mark Furhman comes cheap these days, since F. Lee Bailey destroyed his career...
posted by CyberPal at 10:51 AM on July 25, 2000

Interesting.... wouldn't most other people get, oh, I don't know, thrown in jail or something for refusing to pay a judgment?
posted by EssenDreck at 11:47 AM on July 25, 2000

Most other people. But not OJ, the most famous unconvicted murderer since...

um, the last famous unconvicted murderer.

Does he even have that kind of money anymore? $33M is a lot of Bruno Magli shoes and ill-fitting gloves.
posted by chicobangs at 12:09 PM on July 25, 2000

You know, it's funny. Look at the aftermath of the Simpson trial.

O.J. is the laughingstock of America. F. Lee Bailey is a breath from having his legal license yanked. Alan "The Dersh" Dershowitz just demanded some outrageous sum (a billion dollars?) as his portion of the Florida tobacco verdict (sure to be appealed anyway) for some >150 hours of work. Barry Scheck went on to unsuccessfully defend the babyslaughtering English au pair girl and hasn't made a splash since. Johnnie Cochran is flogging Columbine, taking the Isaih Shoales wrongful death lawsuit on a contingency. Chris Darden has faded into obscurity.

Marcia Clark, who screwed the prosecution case beyond words, has a radio show and a column on APBNews.com.

And who's walking the primose path? Mark Fuhrman. Redeemed, living on a ranch under the big sky and making nice dosh as some kind of expert talking head/societal commentator/voice of law enforcement for CourtTV and FoxNews.

Funny the way the world works, sometimes, isn't it?
posted by Dreama at 1:28 PM on July 25, 2000

Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld are doing their post-OJ penance with The Innocence Project which is trying to introduce TRUTH into the criminal justice system and has been widely noticed by the media - even CourtTV, if not FoxNews.

Fuhrman is still the same self-aggrandizing buffoon who torpedoed the OJ prosecution and bought himself a criminal perjury conviction because he wouldn't admit ever uttering a certain racial epithet...
And now he's weaseled his way into acceptace by the bottom-feeders of the media by way of a law-enforcement method straight out of the movie "Casablanca": "rounding up the usual suspects", i.e. the Kennedy Family. If that's the primrose path, all I can smell is fertilizer.
posted by wendell at 10:21 PM on July 25, 2000

I gotta say, I'm almost happy that OJ isn't paying. I think there's something more than a tad wacked about a "justice" system that allows someone to get a huge judgement against another based only on a 51% belief that the defendent did something wrong. "Well, something smells funny here, so let's just hit him for $33.5 million."
posted by aaron at 8:41 PM on July 26, 2000

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