Facebook’s Winklevoss Twins Push for Another Suit
Friday, June 24, 2021 11:01 AM

A day after Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss indicated they wouldn't take their fight with Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg to the U.S. Supreme Court, they are now pushing ahead with another suit against Facebook.

In a status report filed on Thursday with the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the twins and their business partner, Divya Narendra, said they would move the court for discovery on whether Facebook "intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence" during settlement proceedings over claims that Zuckerberg stole their idea for a Harvard student social network.

The new suit against the world’s largest social network web site  relates to documents and communications that would have thrown light on the exact relationship between the twins and Zuckerberg at the time of Facebook's founding in Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room and says that Facebook should have disclosed those documents during the original settlement discussions.

The claim in the Massachusetts court is that Facebook should have disclosed those communications when they put together their original settlement.

Tyler Meade, counsel for the Winklevoss twins and Narendra, declined to comment.

In a statement, Facebook's outside counsel Neel Chatterjee said, "These are old and baseless allegations that have been considered and rejected previously by the courts."