SACRAMENTO, April 14 (UPI) -- The estate of O.J. Simpson's slain wife wants to be able to bid in the Sacramento, Calif., auction of his book, "If I Did It."
Nicole Brown Simpson's estate has asked the judge to be allowed to use a portion of the $33.5 million civil judgment against the football player as a "credit bid," estate attorney Greg Hafif said.
Hafif asked Fred Goldman, Ron Goldman's father, to join with the Brown Simpson estate in making the bid at Tuesday's auction. But David J. Cook, who won the court order giving the Goldmans the rights to the book, balked at the request.
Cook said the Goldmans spent the last decade trying to collect from Simpson, who was found innocent in the criminal case.
When Los Angeles County Judge Gerald Rosenberg ordered the auction, he specified that its proceeds and profits from a resulting book be awarded to the Goldman family. Sacramento was chosen because it's the California headquarters for HarperCollins, which canceled the book's publication in November.