Lawyers representing the class action lawsuit against FTX, a bankrupt crypto exchange, have finally managed to serve court papers to Shaquille O’Neal, the four-time NBA champion, after months of failed attempts.
The law firm, led by attorney Adam Moskowitz, had initially requested to serve legal notice on O’Neal via his official social media accounts, which was denied by a judge.
The attorneys eventually located O’Neal outside his Atlanta home, where they served the legal papers.
The law firm is accusing FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and several public figures, including Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, and Steph Curry, of defrauding investors.
Shaquille O’Neal is the latest celebrity to be served with legal notice in the ongoing lawsuit.
O’Neal has denied any involvement in the alleged fraud, claiming that he was simply a paid spokesperson for publicity.
The attorneys have warned O’Neal to preserve any CCTV footage captured by his home camcorders, as it may be relevant to the lawsuit.
Failure to do so could result in a legal complaint stating that the athlete supported FTX.
Bloomberg previously reported that FTX may use customer payout funds to restart its business.