Report: O.J. Simpson’s Son Was Arrested in Attack on Ex-Boss With PM-Simpson-Slayings
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jason Simpson, oldest son of O.J. Simpson, was arrested in 1992 in an attack on an ex-boss, court records show.
Jason Simpson was 22 on Dec. 6, 1992, when he was accused of attacking Paul Goldberg at the Revival Cafe Restaurant in Los Angeles, where the younger Simpson had worked, according to court papers.
He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery. Three months later, Simpson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace.
Papers accused him of ″assault with a deadly weapon, to wit, hitting and kicking.″
The New York Post today quoted a source as saying the weapon was a knife, but it also quoted Rebecca Katz White, a public defender who represented Simpson, as saying Goldberg had been kicked.
″I don’t remember exactly what sparked the fight, but I believe it was an issue over money,″ the Post quoted White as saying.
A bus boy at the cafe, Filiberto Hernandez, said in an interview earlier this month that the man he knew only as Jason had worked as a cook at the restaurant. He said didn’t see the confrontation but understood it had come after the younger Simpson was fired and that Goldberg was beaten ″pretty badly.″
Supervising City Attorney Bill Sterling declined to comment today on the Post report, citing an agreement with the district attorney’s office to refrain from discussing anything to do with the O.J. Simpson case.
On March 19, 1993, Simpson was sentenced to two years’ probation and 10 days of community service, and ordered to stay away from Goldberg.
At the cafe Monday, an employee who identified himself as Goldberg’s brother Steve said Goldberg was in the hospital and wouldn’t want to comment on the incident, the newspaper said.
Simpson also was convicted of drunken driving after tests showed a blood alcohol content of .12 after an Aug. 15, 1990, arrest.
Jason Simpson, now 24, is O.J.’s son by his first wife, Marquerite.