Shaquille O’Neal is being sued again for his involvement with an non-fungible token (NFT) project.
Decrypt reports an amended 111-page complaint was filed on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, centering on O’Neal’s Astrals Project.
One series from the project was titled the “Shaq Signature Pass,” which was promoted as the “first consumable NFT of its kind, and the signing technology is one that we think will have wide-ranging applications.”
The amended complaint — which is said to be twice as lengthy as the initial case — sheds light on more details pertaining to O’Neal’s contributions in Astrals Project, according to Managing Partner Adam Moskowitz of The Moskowitz Law Firm, who represents the lead plaintiffs.
Moskowitz claims now-deleted videos and tweets have been brought to life through archive.org and alleges that O’Neal remained heavily in touch with Astral Project’s team members.
“What we’ve put in this amended complaint is a much more extensive proof about how personally involved Shaquille O’Neal, his business partner, and his son were in Astrals,” explained Moskowitz, according to Decrypt. “It’s much more than we ever expected.”
The complaint also mentions O’Neal neglected the Astrals community after the FTX exchange crumbled in November 2022. This was significant, the complaint states, since the project was “linked almost entirely to O’Neal’s celebrity status.”
“But O’Neal has not been seen at Astrals since this now-legendary ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ post,” the complaint stated, per Decrypt.
O’Neal’s final community post had allegedly included a GIF from “The Wolf of Wall Street” with the phrase “I’m not fu-king leaving,” according to the outlet.
There has not been an official word from O’Neal’s representatives, Decrypt reports.