"Face some of my fears, face some of my anxiety.". Fred Goldman added that it's important to remember the victims of violence who don't get the publicity that his son and Brown Simpson do. I love you man. Simpson. The Goldmans say they don't utter Simpson's name. ", "I was pretty certain, all the way through the trial, that there was going to be a guilty verdict," Goldman says. Kim Goldman and Fred Goldman tell "GMA" why they are breaking their silence and whether they ever want to meet O.J. While working as a waiter at Mezzaluna, located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood, Goldman became friends with Nicole Brown Simpson, the ex-wife of football star O.J. "It's hard for me to imagine it's 25 years. "They corroborated what my dad and I always thought -- which was that they didn't do their job," she said. Less than six months after Ron’s gruesome death, O.J. I just want to make sure it's not you.". ", But his preference always would have been "an appropriate verdict during the criminal trial," he says. "I feel like I needed to tell him what happened.". Innocent? Committed to his own health and fitness, he frequented the gym and avoided alcohol. "I just wanted to go full force this year," Kim Goldman told "GMA." He was previously married to Joan Goldman and Sharon Rufo. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Dropping out after a year of college, Goldman moved to California where his family had relocated. Twenty-five years after Ron Goldman's murder, his family is speaking out on the anniversary of the crime.
Born on July 2, 1968, Ron Goldman was only 25 years old when he was brutally murdered alongside friend Nicole Brown Simpson. ", (MORE: 25 years ago, the OJ Simpson murder case began: The key moments in his life), (MORE: The OJ Simpson case: Where the key players are 25 years later), (MORE: OJ Simpson returns to Las Vegas after release from prison after serving 9 years for robbery). Attorney Robert Kardashian helped defend O.J. Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the slayings — for which no one has ever been criminally convicted — Simpson says that "life is fine" and that "we focus on the positives. ", While Goldman and Rufo, who were divorced in 1993, won their civil suit, they have only managed to collect on little of their share of the tens of millions of dollars Simpson was ordered to pay, Goldman says.
I have a hard time reckoning that whole idea.". Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Nearly 25 years after his murder alongside Nicole Brown Simpson, Ron Goldman … He is just "the killer. "It wasn't possible. According to reports, Goldman was stabbed numerous times. Simpson, the Pro Football Hall of Famer, broadcaster and TV pitchman, of murder. ", In a 35-minute interview with Lester Holt, the anchor of "NBC Nightly News," Goldman, 78, still can't bring himself to utter Simpson's name.
J." Goldman’s family later won a civil suit against O.J. for Ron’s death.
The case, called the “Trial of the Century” by some, stretched on for months. Many Americans believe to this day that Simpson's criminal trial was a travesty of justice — a perception bolstered in 1997, when a civil jury found Simpson "responsible" for the homicides and ordered him to pay millions of dollars in damages. Goldman’s sister Kim and stepmother Patti were often present at the proceedings and his father Fred was vocal in the media about the case. The pair weren’t close pals, but Simpson did let Goldman try her convertible Ferrari occasionally. "The pain is always there, the loss is always there," Goldman's father, Fred Goldman, said in an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. A quarter of a century later, Goldman says Ron's absence is still felt everyday.
The tantalizing news that a knife was found on O.J.
", "When you think about the volume of crime in this country ... we don't do anything to stop it, to stem the horror," he said. Simpson's lawyers are "the killer's attorneys. Seeing some Americans delight in the verdict, Fred Goldman said, left him feeling "disgust. He moved to California in the late 1980s after briefly attending Illinois State University. "Ron, this is Jeffrey. His family won a civil lawsuit against O.J. After a bizarre, 50-mph chase along Los Angeles' freeways three days later, O.J. It's way too important. The Missing Evidence (2017). Despite the acquittal in the criminal case, a civil jury in 1997 found Simpson liable for wrongful death and he was ordered to pay millions to the victims' families. Kim Goldman said the jurors claimed no evidence would have likely made a difference in the outcome. Simpson's estate struck the father of murder victim Ronald Goldman as insane, but fascinating. That dark thought was just a "fleeting" moment, Kim Goldman said. Kim Goldman also recalls in the podcast her chance encounter with Simpson in a parking lot a few years after his acquittal. In any event, he says, "it wasn't about the money — it was about justice. There Goldman eventually found work as a waiter for Mezzaluna, a Brentwood restaurant. Simpson was charged with the murders, but he was acquitted in this case. In never-before-heard voicemails he shared with NBC News, Ron's friends call to inquire about his whereabouts, and one caller can be heard saying: "We heard something on the news. Father of Ron Goldman speaks out 25 years after OJ Simpson's acquittal on murder charges June 12, 2019 02:35 June 12, 2019, 6:00 PM UTC / Updated June 12, 2019, 6:28 PM UTC Goldman worked as a tennis instructor and as a waiter.
"He is a murderer.
My fingers are crossed and I'm hoping it's not you," one friend said. He had plans to meet up with a friend and go out after stopping by Simpson’s Brentwood condo, but he never made it there. Ron Goldman was found dead in Los Angeles on June 13, 1994. "For all these years, it's been a little frustrating that there's been so much about this case... television series, fictional approaches, that I thought it was important to go right to the source," Kim Goldman explained. "I'm aware of the times we don't get to spend together. The family of Ronald Goldman, Kim Goldman, Fred Goldman, and Patti Goldman comfort each other during a conference in Ventura County Calif., June 15, 1994. Vietnam War veteran and anti-war activist Ron Kovic wrote the autobiography 'Born on the Fourth of July,' the basis of the Oliver Stone film starring Tom Cruise. Her ex-husband O. J. Simpson quickly emerged as a suspect in the grisly double homicide and was later charged with both murders. "The defense team was a group of men whose single goal was to get their client off.". And uh hope everything works out for you. Police quickly suspected Simpson's former husband, O.J. "It never goes away. Simpson in 1997. Ron would be 50 now. Every day, I'm aware of what I've been missing. Goldman and Simpson were killed outside of Simpson’s home sometime that night. Goldman recalls listening to messages on his son's answering machine just days after his death — calling it a "crushing" experience. Goldman was an occasional nightclub promoter and a onetime model, but he hoped to one day become a restauranteur. "I revved the engine and I gripped the steering wheel thinking I could take him out right here and nobody would know.". "We can't ignore that. In June 1995, the Goldman family had an unveiling of Ron’s gravestone, following Jewish tradition. "In some ways they were out-gunned," Fred Goldman told ABC News of the prosecutors. Fred Goldman is the father of Ron Goldman, who was murdered with Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994. He had a vision of using an ankh, an Egyptian symbol of eternal life, as his restaurant’s name. Simpson closing arguments. "He doesn't have the courage, the moral backbone to admit what he did. He was murdered along with friend Nicole Brown Simpson outside of Simpson’s home on the night of June 12, 1994. ", Simpson's home, where a vital piece of evidence is widely believed to have been planted by a rogue Los Angeles police detective, is "the killer's house."