Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that he never signed a contract that gave away more than 80 per cent of control to the site’s web developer.
The web developer is currently demanding that Facebook pay up, and he claims he has Zuckerberg’s signature on a piece of contract.
Facebook lawyer Lisa Simpson, (no really) told a judge the company was “unsure” whether he had signed a contract.
However, Zuckerberg, told ABC World News that when Lisa said she was “unsure” she was taken out of context.
“I think we were quite sure that we did not sign a contract that says that they have any right to ownership over Facebook,” he said.
Is it possible to think that you are quite sure? We would have thought that Zuckerberg would need to get a bit more sure before the court case.
Paul Ceglia could walk off with $24.6 billion worth of shares thanks to the piece of paper that Zuckerberg thinks he he is sure he didn’t sign.
His lawyer produced a copy of the document for US District Judge Richard Arcara this week at a hearing in federal court in Buffalo, New York effectively saying “what is that on the bottom if it was not your signature… scotch mist?”
“Whether he signed this piece of paper, we’re unsure at this moment,” Facebook attorney Simpson said in court.