February 28, 2011
The Anti-Social Network?
Winklevoss twins, star characters in 'The Social Network,' continue their legal battle
The Social Network may not have picked up any major awards at Sunday night's Oscars, but the film's main characters continue their battle for awards of another kind -- in the courts.
The Los Angeles Times reports that twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who maintain that Mark Zuckerberg ripped them off to build Facebook, are contesting an out-of-court settlement reached three years ago. The Winklevosses have already accepted a $160 million settlement, but feel they're entitled to more -- while also insisting it's not about the money. They say it's the principle of the thing.
"If it was about the money, we would walk away right now," Cameron Winklevoss said. "Mark Zuckerberg wouldn't be sitting where he is if it weren't for us. They think it's over. We believe there is another chapter to be written."
Zuckerberg's response? "After all this time, I feel bad that they still feel bad about it."