O.J. Simpson will soon be a free man after a Nevada board granted parole to the former NFL and movie star Thursday just nine years into his 33-year sentence for armed robbery.
But Simpson’s past – which includes being acquitted of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, then later being found liable for their deaths in a civil suit – will never stop following him.
And after the latest news that Simpson will go free, Goldman’s family said they believe this is another example of the celebrity evading justice.
“For me the answer is yes, but then obviously we’re a little biased,” Goldman’s father, Fred, told “CBS This Morning.”
“I’m troubled that he’s out free getting a second chance. Something that Ron didn’t get. I would prefer to see him back in jail. Simple as that. I don’t think he is worthy of the right to be out among decent people.”
Fred also scoffed at Simpson’s claim that he’s led a “conflict-free life,” pointing out that Simpson had a history of alleged domestic violence prior to the murders of Brown and Goldman.
Goldman’s sister, Kim, said her family has received “less than 1 percent” of the more than $20 million Simpson was ordered to pay them after the civil suit.
Asked if he believes Simpson has been rehabilitated in prison, Fred dismissed the notion.
“I believe without a doubt he’s the same person. I think he showed it clearly during the parole hearing. His snickering about things. The arrogant looks when they’re reading things. The way he snapped at one of the commissioners on the parole board,” Fred said.
“I think he’s exactly who he always is.”
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