Hours before Judge Lucy Koh rejected the $324 million settlement in the case, an appeal was filed to have Koh removed from the case on the grounds that she has mysterious ties to the Obama administration. The appeal came after an earlier attempt was rejected because the motion had been filed using forged state bar information without the knowledge or permission of the attorney named on the document.
As I noted at the time, the name of the appellant had a familiar ring: Brad Greenspan, which is also the name of one of the co-founders of MySpace.
After my story went live, I heard from multiple sources (none of whom wanted to be named), pointing to a series of bizarre lawsuits involving the real Brad Greenspan, the most recent being a rambling suit against Bank of America (embedded below) in which Greenspan claims the bank did all kinds of unspeakable things to his home.
In that suit, Greenspan lists his address as Beverly Hills, but the docket also includes a mailbox address in Woodside:
That address is exactly the same as the one used by the Brad Greenspan filing the current motion to remove Judge Lucy Koh:
I’ve tried to reach Greenspan to confirm he’s really behind the latest appeal, but all of my attempts so far have come up blank (indeed, court records include various items of returned mail sent to Greenspan). I’ll keep trying and will update this post if I hear back.
In the meantime, this post from TechCrunch back in 2009 makes for fascinating reading:
Always a colorful character, Greenspan (who made $48 million in the 2005 sale of MySpace to News Corp.) also sent us a few unsolicited follow up emails this evening, pointing to a presentation on a company that he invested in called Borba that sells beauty products, and saying that he’s “working on a rival to techcrunch…..so many pretty little users that can be sold at a high cpm…..yum yum….give me some.” In another email, Greenspan sent naked pictures of a woman with the message “OH AND MY CURRENT GIRL FRIEND. PLAYBOY BUNNY. RECENTPICS SHE PASSED ME THAT WERE PUBLISHED RECENTLY. SO IM SURESHE WONT MIND ME PASSING THEM TO YOU BIG GUY!!!”
As for Greenspan’s apparent attempt to insert himself into the Techtopus story: As of this morning, that appears to have stalled. Earlier today, the clerk of the court filed a notice that the motion would be rejected unless Greenspan filed $505 in docketing and filing fees he still owes.
Here are all the relevant documents, including the previous Bank of America suit: