New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson, his stepfather and his mother allegedly have failed to pay back $1.8 million of a $2 million loan from a California-based technology company.
Civil lawsuit filed by Ankr PBC in New Orleans claims loan made to Williamson & family in September 2021 to establish a marketing relationship.
Ankr PBC filed civil lawsuit in New Orleans, stating loan to Williamson & family made in Sept 2021 for a marketing relationship.
The company — which specializes in blockchain-related technologies used in finance and data storage — states in the lawsuit that it hoped Williamson could serve as an Ankr spokesperson.
Lawsuit claims Williamson's stepfather represented him as a business manager and asked for $150,000 upfront for a potential business relationship.
Lawsuit alleges stepfather, representing Williamson, demanded $150,000 upfront for a potential business relationship.
Based on Williamson’s statements to Ankr, Ankr reasonably believed that Anderson possessed the authority to negotiate business arrangements for Williamson,” the lawsuit stated.
The lawsuit states that Ankr also has helped Williamson with community events, and identified a physical trainer and a personal chef for the player.
Sampson named in lawsuit, Ankr wired money to her account after Anderson claimed a 'bridge loan' was urgently needed for investment.
Sampson named defendant; Ankr wired money to her account after Anderson claimed 'urgent bridge loan' needed for investment.