Facebook is being sued by a Qatari billionaire over fake cryptocurrency ads. Wassam Al Mana, ex-husband of pop icon Janet Jackson, filed a lawsuit against the social media website in a Dublin court.
Al Mana took issue with the fact that said cryptocurrency ads that promoted fake investments were featuring his name and his image, aimed at investors in the Middle East.
In his lawsuit he is claiming defamation, malicious falsehood and false advertising by a crypto company which was facilitated through Facebook’s network
Apart from having been married to Janet Jackson at some point, Wassam Al Mana is the executive director of Al Mana Group, which is a Qatari conglomerate that operates mainly in Bahrain,Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Al Mana’s networth is estimated to be over $1 billion.
Since such ads can seriously harm his reputation I am not surprised at all he decided to sue them.