The law firm representing victims affected by the FTX collapse has issued a public appeal to NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, asking him to show “courtesy and honor” by acknowledging their legal complaint after several failed attempts.
In an April 14 tweet, the Moskowitz law firm revealed that its team has been standing outside O’Neal’s TNT studios in Atlanta “all week” to serve him on behalf of FTX investors, regarding his previous endorsement of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange. .
However, it was noted that O’Neal’s security guards would not let them in.
You’ve been running from us for 3 months and all the other celebrities on FTX have agreed to take your complaints. Please have the courtesy and honor to simply allow our process servers to file our lawsuit on your behalf tomorrow, so that you can defend your actions in this matter.
— The Moskowitz Law Firm (@moskowitzesq) April 14, 2023
It was emphasized that O’Neal is unique among “FTX celebrities”, in reference to the class action lawsuit filed against several celebrities for endorsing FTX, including Tom Brady, Steph Curry and Larry David, which has yet to be heard.
The law firm stated that O’Neal has been “on the run” from them “for 3 months” and should show courtesy and honor by allowing his process servers to deliver the lawsuit on his behalf, so that he can defend his “actions in this issue.”
This comes after an April 7 court filing indicated that numerous attempts have been made in various places to serve O’Neal, but all have failed. The presentation said:
“Mr. O’Neal is the only remaining defendant in this matter who has not yet been served. Despite dozens of attempts by Plaintiffs in various states and countries to either effect service or have him (or a designated agent) accept service of process.”
According to court records, the legal messenger in Texas received a threatening message after making the “eighth most recent attempt” to serve O’Neal at his Texas residence.
The message mentioned the notifier’s wife, Beth Shaw, saying: “Shaq lives in the Bahamas, stupid, give my regards to Beth Shaw.”
Source: Case No. 1:22-cv-23753-KMM : dgmagstatic.com
The plaintiffs stated that it is “finally time” to start trying to contact O’Neal by other means, such as “direct messages to his verified social media accounts,” according to the court filing.
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This comes after it was reported on March 9 that U.S. District Judge Kevin Moore is considering dismissing both O’Neal and tennis athlete Naomi Osaki from the lawsuit, after noting it’s unclear whether the two they had been notified.
Moore issued a paperless order, giving FTX clients until December to justify why both stars should be included in the lawsuit.
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