Los Angeles (CA) – OJ Simpson will give up any cash he earns from his appearance in a new video game to the family of the man he was accused of killing, an LA Superior Court judge ruled yesterday.
Take Two Interactive’s All-Pro Football 2K8 features the likeness of OJ Simpson, a former football icon, among the roster of professional players. Whatever the financial deal was between Take Two and Simpson is now essentially between Take Two and the family of Ron Goldman.
OJ Simpson was accused of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson along with her friend Ron Goldman. Though acquitted on both murders in criminal court, OJ was found liable in a civil case for the same crimes. He still owes the Goldman family around $38 million from the ruling in that case.
The judge also mandated that Simpson hand over all documents and contracts relating to his appearance in the game. The Associated Press reports that 100% of all revenue he earns from the deal must immediately be turned over to Fred Goldman, Ron’s father.