Shaq, you just got served.
After months of failed efforts, attorneys representing a group suing Shaquille O’Neal and other celebrity endorsers of the now-bankrupt FTX crypto platform have served the basketball superstar with legal papers.
The Moskowitz Law Firm made the announcement on social media.
“Plaintiffs in the billion $ FTX class action case just served @SHAQ outside his house. His home video cameras recorded our service and we made it very clear that he is not to destroy or erase any of these security tapes because they must be preserved for our lawsuit,” the law firm said in a tweet.
The firm represents thousands of people who lost money in the collapse of FTX, which has led to criminal counts against the company and its executives. FTX retail investor Edwin Garrison filed a lawsuit against O’Neal, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, and other high-profile celebrities who alleged that his crypto account went bankrupt after the celebrities came out to endorse the crypto company.
O’Neal was alleged to have been avoiding being served. Lawyers stated earlier this year Shaq was hiding inside his home in an effort to not get served.
O’Neal was vocal in his endorsement of FTX, which had an estimated value of $32 billion at its peak. Late last year, he claimed in an interview he has no involvement in FTX beyond his role as a paid spokesman.
Others targeted in the lawsuit include Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Trevor Lawrence, and Shohei Ohtani.
O’Neal, who has become one of the most prominent commercial spokespersons in the U.S. since retiring from the NBA in 2011, appeared in several commercials and advertisement campaigns for FTX.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.