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O.J.'s Attorney: How I Would Have Gotten His Money

9/18/2007 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ronald P. Slates, attorney for O.J. Simpson, sounded elated coming out of court today -- even offering up a little advice to David Cook -- the lawyer for the Goldmans!


Slates was excited that the judge turned down Cook's broad-based motion, requiring the Goldmans to file motions for items individually, not to make blanket requests. He then began to talk about how he would have gone after O.J.'s money if he were on the other side of things.

"I think Mr. Cook is an aggressive lawyer who sometimes does overkill," Slates told TMZ. "They should have done their homework."

Maybe "overkill" was a bad choice of words.

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46.

just me    

There would not be all this rigmarole about O.J. if there was genuine justice in our courts, justice giving prosecutors a right to appeal an acquittal the same as a convict has a right to appeal a conviction. When the facts and evidence weigh heavily against an acquittal in criminal courts in Brazil, prosecutors can appeal to the Superior Justice Tribunal, Brazil's high court of appeals, and if the prosecutor's appeal has merit the Tribunal can overturn an acquittal in the lower courts and order a new trial. This thing that is called "jury nullification" in O.J. Simpson's trial is a problem quite common in Brazilian criminal courts, especially when the offenses are crimes against women. And so when there is a trial and acquittal such as O.J. Simpson's, where the facts and evidence in trial weigh heavily against a jury's acquittal verdict, prosecutors can present the facts and evidence in an appeal to the high court and request a new trial. That is equal JUSTICE for both the defendant and the people of the state whom the prosecutor represents.

2499 days ago
47.

REZA SANTORINI    

Mr. No. 11

Have you ever lost a child for any reason, let alone murder? The family is taking a strong tactic because they still are hurting. Brown family is protecting the children..hoping that the OJ mentality doesn't take their goodness away. OJ is a sicko... The Goldmans are just hurt and angry that he has done so much trickery...including the original robberty, let alone this one and the murder. Additionally, OJ is still a wealthy man...his retirement fund is untouchable. Athletes know they have to do that.

2499 days ago
48.

c    

OJ played by the white mans rules...money. He hired the best and he was acquitted. Why because the DA did not do thier job well. I do not blame him for this one bit. White people have been doing this for years. Look at your county jails, is it just minorities that are all bad and only white people are good? Of course not! Yeah, it was really unfortunate what happened to Emmet Till, but, then I'm sure every race has a poster child they want to promote. The fact is OJ was acquitted by a fair jury of his peers. Therefore, the case is closed. Now for the 2007 crime, most likely he will go down, because I really don't see how he is going to get a fair trial.

2499 days ago
49.

Becky    

So if the Golmans reasoning is to keep OJ from making money
WHY then didnt they get the rights to the book and just not have it published??
It wasnt just to keep OJ from profiting it was to profit them selves
When Fred tried to Sue the Browns claiming they had OJs Heisman Trophey how did that affect OJs money making potential??
It didnt Fred just wanted the $
A pattern has been made by the Goldmans
Now I said days ago that Fred would be trying to get what ever items OJ was after
Is Fred going to throw them away or give them away hell no He wants to auction them to the highest bidder
Freds priorities are Keep OJ from making money as long as I get to make it off him
Maybe OJ wiped hiss rear in the room Fred should go sniff around for some pieces of tp
Im not an OJ fan but Fred is disgusting

2499 days ago
50.

Gia    

No Becky, you ARE obviously an O.J. fan. Bravo to the Goldman's!!!!

2499 days ago
51.

JMA    

If OJ did the crime fine, he should have to answer for it. If the Judge states the things OJ was trying to get are legally his and the Goldman's can obtain them. Then it is hard to see how OJ could be help accountable legally for trying to get things back it is stated that are legally his. For goodness sakes Fred they are just things, and they will not bring Ron back or lend anthing to the loss of Ron. The Goldman's should take a good hard look at the Brown's actions. They are just as hurt and have paid just as high a price from the death of Nicole and Ron. But they do not appear to be so constantly driven by hate as to always be in the picture with OJ. The Browns appear to have tried to have some healing in somewhat of a postive way so that there could still be some quality to their lives. I wonder if Ron would think his Dad and Sister have much quality to thier lives or if he would want them to honor his memory with this constant turmoil and addiction to what OJ is doing all the time. The Goldman's are so driven negatively by the grief that it gets kinda tiresone of watching them. The Goldman sister even kinda suggests something kinda negative about Denise Brown for standing up for what she thinks is right for Nicole's children. So what if they were somehow involved in the financial arrangements with their Dad. They are very young and they may very well believe their Dad that he did not kill their mother. It seems the Goldman's only think of one thing. Gimme Gimme Gimme. I do feel so sorry for them, but their actions lately surrounding OJ (the book thing ) among other actions tend to speak of dollar signs not grief. Enough.

2499 days ago
52.

bichnthekich    

I think the whole lot of them is suffering from PTSD>>> Post Traumatic Stress Disorder......GET PROFESSIONAL HELP.

2499 days ago
53.

james    

goldmans are gold diggers period. justice to oj

2499 days ago
54.

Oh Please    

OJ is trash but the Goldmans are golddigging trash. Why the hell don't they get jobs and quit trying to profit off of their dead son's murder. They should be embarrased and humiliated but nooooooooo, next they will be asking for the funky clothes he was arrested in.

2499 days ago
55.

Lone Ranger    

Is it me or doesn't anyone else realize that the Brown family is getting NOTHING out of their share of the settlement which they were suspose to split? Why does Goldman get everything and Brown's nothing? Goldman the golddigger is taking everything. As far as I am concern, this civil lawsuit was a joke and waste of taxpayers money. The Civil court should have threw it out in the first place, but hey, I forgot, it was California and they form their own laws. If the man was found guilty, sure, go after him in a civil suit, but he was found innocent. Also since Golddigger got the rights to the book, any monies made from it should be knocked off the judgement.

Another thought..Why can't Nicoles & OJ's children SUE Golddigger for alienation of affection? They could not have a normal life because of the Golddigger always hounding them.

2499 days ago
56.

Lone Ranger    

34. The Goldmans are trash ... T-R-A-S-H. But, i don't think they're in it just for the money, I think ol' Fred LOVES the spotlight. I hate to be insensitive (not really), but i'm tired of having his son shoved down my throat. Fred - people get killed everyday and 99.9% of people don't even know their names. So, stop trying to get publicity for your son who, except that he was killed with Nicole Brown Simpson, would have just been a blurb in the local newspaper. Follow the Brown family's example - move on, and show a little class. If you respect your son's memory, you should want to get OUT of the spotlight and let him rest in peace. Try some therapy while you're at it.

Posted at 4:17PM on Sep 18th 2007 by not a dumbass
** I agree..Golddigger had nothing to do with his son until his death and all he sees is $$$$$$$.

41. hey do you remember ???? HE WAS ACQUITTED....maybe they should check that Furman cop...he was so ready to frame O.J. maybe he was screwing that druggie...yeah nicole and her druggie boyfriend ron.................so therefore when she didnt come up with the loot, he had her taken out...i bet you the glove fit Furman.....wow...Them Goldmans need to find the real killer and leave O.J. alone....HE WAS ACQUITTED you idiots....find some other man to bother...also how do you say "uh we know you didnt have a gun on you but we'll charge you with it anyway" WOW....... you whiteys wouldnt stand for that .....


Posted at 4:26PM on Sep 18th 2007 by from ny

**I agree. Goldman should put more effort in finding the real killer but he won't because he has all you idiots and those clowns in the civil suit out there feeling sorry for him and Golddigger knows it probably was some "poor" drugged up schmuck and would not get a penny and may actually have to work for a living.


2499 days ago
57.

stopthepresses    

The Browns deserve nothing from the Civil suit anyway. They sat on their a$$es for years and watched OJ abuse Nicole and never rocked the boat because OJ was supporting pretty much all of them in one way or another.

As far as the Civil Trial, if the first jury had not been retarded, there would have been no need for a Civil Trial. His kids? Well, he killed their mother, so he pretty much brought the "alienation of affection" on himself. I hope he rots in jail, and the Goldman's get every frickin' dime they can off this piece of crap for the rest of his days. I hope they never let up, and never leave him alone!!!

2499 days ago
58.

Lone Ranger    

53. The Browns deserve nothing from the Civil suit anyway. They sat on their a$$es for years and watched OJ abuse Nicole and never rocked the boat because OJ was supporting pretty much all of them in one way or another.

**How do you know this?? Were you there or are you just taking what is written by the gossips as the truth?? Are you that naive that you donot know that you cannot help someone who will not help themselves if they were being abused and that the news reporters donot tell you everything, only bits and pieces/excerpts that will make you believe what they term is what happened?

As far as the Civil Trial, if the first jury had not been retarded, there would have been no need for a Civil Trial. His kids? Well, he killed their mother, so he pretty much brought the "alienation of affection" on himself. I hope he rots in jail, and the Goldman's get every frickin' dime they can off this piece of crap for the rest of his days. I hope they never let up, and never leave him alone!!!

Posted at 7:57PM on Sep 18th 2007 by Just Get the Murderer's Loot ONE AT A TIME, THEN!
** I saw the trial, never missed a day..I could not have found him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt either. Not enough evidence. Golddigger looked like a better suspect as well as Furman.

**Too bad you do not feel the same about the killer of Anna Nicole or her son Daniel. He gets to sit his ass down in the Bahamas and no one is going after him and there is more evidence pointing the finger at him in their deaths than OJ towards the murders of Nicole and Ron.

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2499 days ago
59.

stopthepresses    

By all means, get his fillings, preferably while he is awake and conscious. In fact, get his dam* teeth too. Make a necklace! Go Goldmans!

2499 days ago
60.

Lone Ranger    

54. Plulease! The Goldman's want OJ's watch? Next they are going to look for any gold fillings. There is a reason why there name is "Goldman". No amount of money is going to take their pain away.

Posted at 8:16PM on Sep 18th 2007 by Stupid People

** Not wanting to sound like a racist, since alot of you seem to be, but you all know what they say about Jews. We all know in Chicago if you want to win your case, hire a Jewish Lawyer.

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