O.J.'s suit tangled in legal suit

June 15, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 15 (UPI) -- A judge in California Monday told a former agent for O.J. Simpson to hold on to the suit the ex-football star wore the day he was acquitted of murder charges.

The former agent, Mike Gilbert, contends the jacket, trousers and shirt belong to him because they were given to him by Simpson before a subsequent civil judgment against Simpson. But during the hearing in a Santa Monica courtroom, Judge Gerald Rosenberg ordered Gilbert not to dispose of the outfit until the judge decides who rightfully owns it, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"I should have worn it today," Gilbert jokingly told the judge.

Simpson's current lawyer says the clothes are bogus.

Fred Goldman, the father of slaying victim Ronald Goldman, is seeking possession of all Simpson belongings to settle a multimillion-dollar civil judgment he won in 1997 against Simpson for the death of his son, Ronald Goldman.

Rosenberg also said Goldman's attorneys can question Gilbert about other Simpson memorabilia that still may be in his possession.

Simpson, who was acquitted of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman, is serving up to 33 years in a Nevada prison for his role in the robbery of two memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

The two dealers, Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley, told Rosenberg they believe the Simpson items they possess belong to them. A hearing to sort out those issues is set for next month.

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