Twitter’s IPO filing lifted the veil on all manner of investors who wished to keep their good fortune out of the public eye, like secretive Hollywood investor Suhail Rizvi. A new lawsuit from a Brooklyn dad revealed another: his ex-wife, two degrees removed from Jack Dorsey.
According to the New York Daily News, Stuart Strumwasser, “an indie musician who launched a natural soda brand” claims his ex-wife Jennifer Johnson hid a $10 million to $50 million windfall from investing in Twitter, while making him pay child support, “despite his modest income.”
But the best part is how Johnson got her hands on Twitter stock:
Johnson, 46, a graduate of Columbia University and the Wharton School who lives in Battery Park City, told her husband in 2006 that she was flying to California to visit her brother, the court papers charge.
Instead, the conniving mom went to San Francisco to meet up with her first husband, Greg Kidd, and “one or more” Twitter founders to discuss making an investment in the then-privately held company, the court papers allege.
Six months later, she filed for divorce.
What were Twitter investors saying about how hard it was to “hustle” your way into the deal?
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