Winklevoss Twins Finally Drop Suit Against Facebook
The Winklevoss twins have finally decided to drop their long legal case with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, and accept the earlier $65 million settlement. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the name, Winklevoss, these twins supposedly gave Zuckerberg the ‘idea’ to create Facebook and felt that Zuckerberg stole their idea.
They have been going to court for over 7 years over Facebook, hoping to strike it rich and earn a much larger percentage of Facebook’s value. Thankfully, they have decided to drop their case and I hope, also drop their resentment towards Mark.
Although the twins were previously satisfied with the $65 million settlement, they later claimed that they were misled about Facebook’s value, and thus got a little greedy.
I think this a lot healthier for both the twins and Zuckerberg from a psychological point of view. Not only are court-cases stressful, but they are filled with negative energy and anger towards other individuals.
I believe that this anger is pronounced (not because of the original action) but is fueled by the fact that they are pursuing the case, hence, they keep reliving the moment in their minds for over seven years. It’s very unhealthy and I am glad that they finally decided to drop it.