Somewhere far away in a Las Vegas jail cell lies a pissed off OJ Simpson. OJ has plenty to be pissed about these days in addition to his 33 year sentence in a Nevada prison for kidnapping and robbery charges. The daughter, Arnelle Simpson, he left in charge of his estate and monthly $25,000 NFL pension has let his Miami home go into foreclosure.
No payments have been made on the house in the past two years. Oj’s $25,000 monthly pension is more than enough to pay for the modest four-bedroom home, which costs $3,133 a month. Apparently, Arnelle has grander plans for the money, according to the Daily Mail:
In an angry phone call from his Nevada prison, [OJ] accused her of blowing his money on alcohol, shopping and living a lavish lifestyle.
The source said: ‘O.J. fought with Arnelle all the time about her drinking, and he tried for years to get her married to get her out of his house.
‘Arnelle is a shopaholic. Shopping was often the only thing that got her out of the house. She loved her trips to Saks and Victoria’s Secret and paid for them with her father’s money.
‘She’d also bring all of her friends to the house or go to expensive restaurants and buy everyone dinner and drinks…
His daughter is allegedly planning on buying a condo in Los Angeles with his money.
The source told the Enquirer: ‘Her actions are really revenge against a father she felt abandoned his children long ago for a life of bad behavior and crazy antics with questionable friends and loose women.’
OJ won’t be up for parole until 2017. Unless he’s released, the reality remains that he’s powerless…and homeless. He left his estate in the hands of his daughter, as it was probably the most responsible option he had. Despite the issues that Arnelle may or may not have, he went forward with the decision anyway. Now he’ll forever have to live with the consequences.
These years in prison should serve as a reflective period for OJ. It’s not money alone that completes our lives. Instead of living the high life and neglecting close family and friends in his earlier days, he should have been a staple in the lives of those that mattered. The fact that OJ could only rely on his possibly alcoholic daughter for his estate speaks volumes. Furthermore, OJ can only look in the mirror for his current woes. After dealing with the judicial system in 1994, he should have been on the straight and narrow. If he had been, none of this would be an issue, and no one would have to look after his estate.
Whether Arnelle will receive OJ’s pension for another five or twenty-nine years, we certainly hope she has more to show for it than vodka, shopping bags, and happy friends. If not, she needs to get a plan together for herself, as the money isn’t guaranteed forever. Instead of doubling down on so many liabilities, she needs to seriously invest her money in assets. Ownership is power. If she is vindictively spending away her father’s money, she must realize that she is equally screwing herself over in this dubious plan. Instead of sticking it to her father, she should seriously focus on bettering herself and moving forward in life.
You Answer: Does OJ have a right to be angry at his daughter?
*Image courtesy of NY Daily News.
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