Simpson book advance under court scrutiny

Jan. 20, 2007 at 4:36 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A California judge has barred O.J. Simpson from pulling any stunts to hide his book deal assets until state and federal courts can sort out the funds.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg Friday temporarily barred Simpson, who was found responsible by a civil jury in 1997 of killing Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, from "hiding, transferring or liquidating" income pending a Feb. 20 hearing, the New York Daily News said.

Simpson's attorney Ronald Slates says his client is willing to make a deal with Goldman and give him a "percentage" of his future earnings if he will stop dogging his every dime.

But Goldman says there is "no way in hell" he would ever enter into any kind of agreement with Simpson.

"He belongs on a gurney with a needle in his arm to end his life," Goldman told the Daily News.

Goldman is trying to collect on the civil verdict that ordered Simpson to pony up $33.5 million to his victims' families; Simpson was acquitted of the slayings. Simpson came into a reported $700,000 from his canceled book, "If I Did It."

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