Retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal has claimed that process servers threw legal papers at his moving car in an attempt to serve him with a lawsuit from FTX. The incident reportedly occurred on July 27, 2021, while O’Neal was driving in Florida.
According to O’Neal, the process servers “threw the papers in the car while [he] was driving” and “hit [him] in the face.” He also claimed that the incident was “dangerous” and “could have caused an accident.” O’Neal further alleged that the process servers were “aggressive” and “unprofessional.”
FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange, has not yet commented on O’Neal’s allegations. However, the exchange did file a lawsuit against O’Neal on July 26, 2021, alleging that he breached a promotional agreement by failing to promote the exchange as agreed.
If O’Neal’s allegations are true, the process servers may have violated Florida law, which prohibits serving legal papers in a manner that is “likely to cause unnecessary annoyance, embarrassment, or oppression.” If found guilty, the process servers could face fines and other penalties.
The incident involving Shaquille O’Neal and the process servers highlights the importance of following proper legal procedures when serving legal papers. It also underscores the potential dangers of serving papers in a reckless or aggressive manner. As the case unfolds, it will be interesting to see how FTX responds to O’Neal’s allegations and how the legal system handles the matter.