Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Nicole Brown Simpson Charity 15 Years Later: $66 Remains


Fifteen years after it was started, the Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation is pretty much out of business. According to federal tax filings, the foundation–set up by Nicole’s sister Denise to educate and help abused women–claims $66 in assets. In its 2010 return, the Foundation says it finished the year $2,824 in the red, with nearly $5,000 in expenses. No money was spent on battered or abused women. Whatever was left went to travel, phone, miscellaneous expenses and $2,000 to an unnamed consultant–in the past that was always Denise Brown, sister of the woman O.J. Simpson killed (according to a civil jury) along with her friend Ron Goldman on June 12, 1994. There’s still a website for the Nicole Brown Foundation, but its last events listed took place in March 2010. O.J. Simpson, meanwhile, remains in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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