Shaquille O’Neal could run, but he could not hide forever.
After months of evasion, basketball star Shaquille O’Neal was served in a case involving collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The legal documents were actually given to him in a case involving collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The legal documents
“The process server filmed the event to ensure there was no ambiguity like Shaq has been arguing in the FTX case,” Moskowitz told People, adding that O’Neal had the process server “kicked out” of the arena.
“These claims now are very serious and thus it is good that we can start with the merits, instead of the silly service sideshow Mr. O’Neal unfortunately created,” Moskowitz said.
O’Neal has reportedly been “dodging” process servers for months. Officials tried, and failed, to serve O’Neal at his home, TNT’s studios, and even his ex-wife’s home repeatedly, according to the Wall Street Journal.
There was one instance where they “tossed the legal papers at his fast-breaking SUV” in an attempt to serve O’Neal, but it failed. O’Neal has denied these claims, and said that he simply “drove past the strangers lurking outside his home.”
In March, Forbes reported that Moskowitz’s firm had enlisted four different companies to hand O’Neal the complaint after months of failed attempts to serve the former athlete.
O’Neal has been on site for each game during the Eastern Conference finals working with “Inside the NBA,” so it’s remarkable to see that he avoided being served for so long.
O’Neal is one of several celebrities and athletes named in a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by FTX investors following the company’s demise. Sam Bankman-Fried, the creator of FTX, was arrested in January and charged with wire fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and other offenses. O’Neal appeared in advertisements alongside Tom Brady and his ex-wife Gisele Bündchen, comedian Larry David, tennis star Naomi Osaka, and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
Regardless of whether O’Neal is truly at fault or not, the lawsuit can officially move forward.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.