Boston: The Winklevoss twins and their
Indian-origin business partner Divya Narendra are not giving
up yet on their legal battle over Facebook against its founder
Mark Zuckerberg, with the trio now pursuing a case in a US
court here alleging he suppressed evidence.
A day after Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss gave up on
taking one lawsuit against Zuckerberg to the US Supreme Court,
the former Olympic rowers and Narendra in a filing at
Massachusetts court alleged Facebook "intentionally or
inadvertently suppressed evidence" during the trio`s 2008
settlement proceedings with the site`s CEO.
"That part of the case will begin now," Winklevosses`
attorney Tyler Meade said.
Narendra and the Winklevoss brothers claim Zuckerberg
stole their idea for Facebook while the four were students at
The twins yesterday decided not to seek a review of the
ruling that had upheld the USD 65 million cash-and-stock
settlement reached with Zuckerberg in 2008 - the case featured
in Oscar-winning movie `The Social Network`.
The Massachusetts case concerns the trio`s claim that
Zuckerberg had allegedly sent some instant messages while at
Harvard, where he had teamed up with the twins and Narendra on
a novel social networking project ConnectU and this should
have been disclosed during the 2008 settlement process.
In one instant message, Zuckerberg told a friend,
"I`m going to [expletive] them."
In another, referring to the Winklevosses, the Facebook
founder said, "They made a mistake. They asked me to make it
for them. So I`m like delaying it so it won`t be ready until
after the Facebook thing comes out."