He also denied that Simpson had avoided paying the lawsuit award. “It’s not a question of intentionally trying to avoid anything. O.J.’s life is very simply an open book. There is no money.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The father of murder victim Ron Goldman asked a court Tuesday to give him the publicity rights to the name, image and likeness of O.J. Simpson, who has failed to pay a $33.5 million judgment in a 1997 wrongful death lawsuit. “He personally has never paid a dime on the judgment to anyone,” Fred Goldman said. “He has made it very clear over the years that he has no intention of doing so.” The petition, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in Santa Monica, asks that Simpson’s “right of publicity” be transferred to help pay off the Goldman family’s portion of the lawsuit award, estimated at about $20 million, plus interest. A hearing on the petition was scheduled for Oct. 17. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSimpson, who lives in Florida, was acquitted after a criminal trial of the June 12, 1994, slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, outside her Brentwood home. The Goldman and Brown families later sued Simpson. A civil court jury, using a lesser standard of proof than is required at a criminal trial, found him liable for the killings in 1997. Simpson has avoided paying the civil judgment because his National Football League pension and his Florida home cannot legally be seized. However, Goldman’s petition contends Simpson has continued to earn money through appearances and autograph signings. Goldman said he wants to take from Simpson “what we perceive is probably the most important thing to him, and that’s his ego, and that’s the opportunity to use his name and likeness to earn money.” Yale Galanter, Simpson’s attorney, said he had not found any legal precedent that gives a court the authority to take publicity rights.