The Social Network

Winklevoss Twins Lose Facebook Suit

Not only did their silver screen saga, The Social Network, lose the Best Picture Oscar to The King’s Speech, but the Winklevii must also be forced to accept their agreed-upon settlement they made with Facebook over claims that its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, stole their idea. According to a U.S. appeals court ruling on Monday, statuesque twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, along with Divya Narendra, must stick with a settlement they had struck with the social networking giant valued at $65 million. The trio argued that they should have received more Facebook shares as part of the deal, but after a long, drawn-out case, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seconded a lower court’s ruling enforcing the settlement. “At some point, litigation must come to an end," Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote. "That point has now been reached."