January 25, 2015
An attorney for a sports memorabilia collector who was robbed in a Las Vegas hotel room wants the court's permission to videotape a deposition of O.J. Simpson from a Nevada prison.
The attorney for Alfred Beardsley told an Orange County Superior
Court judge on Monday that the former football star could help his
client in a lawsuit against Thomas Riccio, who secretly
tape-recorded Simpson and others barging into the Palace Station
Hotel and Casino in 2007.
Attorney Jack Swickard says Simpson's deposition could prove
that Riccio planned the robbery so he could sell an audio tape of
Beardsley sued Riccio for fraud, invasion of privacy and emotional distress. He filed the lawsuit in Orange County because Beardsley lived there.
Riccio's tape helped prosecutors convict Simpson.