Dude Claims to Own 84% of Facebook, Says "Stop Laughing, I'm Serious"Posted on by Rebecca Kelley (Rebecca)
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"It's mine! All mine!"
Ceglia insists that he drew up a two page contract with Z-Money back in 2003, nine months before Facebook was actually founded. Hmmm, nine months? Could Ceglia actually be Facebook's baby daddy? Time to call Maury!
A copy of the contract seen by The Wall Street Journal says it is "for the purchase and design of a suitable website for the project Seller [Mr. Zuckerberg] has already initiated that is designed to offer the students of Harvard university [sic] access to a wesite [sic] similar to a live functioning yearbook with the working title of 'The Face Book.'"
The date of the contract appears to conflict with previous accounts of the creation of Facebook. Mr. Zuckerberg built a predecessor to Facebook called Facemash in October and November 2003, but Mr. Zuckerberg didn't register the domain thefacebook.com until January 2004.
The Facemash (ugh, how unappealing does that sound? "I got Facemashed by 200 people!") predecessor to Facebook could be the key to dissolving the allegations and dismissing the lawsuit. Ceglia already sounds like a piece of work, as he's currently being sued himself for allegedly defrauding customers out of products from his wood pellet company. It was probably at this point in his life when he realized that being a media mogul is considerably sexier than boasting that you're a wood pellet fuel distribution tycoon; hence the Facebook lawsuit.
What say you, This or That readers? Does the Facebook lawsuit have merit, or is this guy full of crap?