Snapchat Files Restraining Order Against Alleged Creator Reggie Brown


Snapchat has been battling a lawsuit from alleged Co-Founder Reggie Brown, and today the company filed for a restraining order.

According to the original lawsuit, CEO Evan Spiegel and CTO Bobby Murphy, both Co-Founders, unfairly removed Brown in July 2011.

Brown claims he came up with the idea of disappearing messages, and deserves one-third of the company.

According to recently published court documents, Brown leaked multiple deposition videos to Business Insider last month, and a reason for Snapchat to file for a restraining order.

The leaked videos could be potentially damaging, and here’s one of many excerpts:

During Spiegel’s deposition, he said Brown came to him with the idea for disappearing photos. Spiegel said that conversation was the first time he had ever heard of an app like that. As Spiegel recalled that conversation, he got animated. Then the interviewer hit a sore spot. “Did you ask Reggie if you could work on his application with him?” the interviewer asked. “Work on his application?” Spiegel responded. “With him? No.”

If Snapchat is granted a restraining order, Brown and his lawyers could face fines, resource reimbursements, contempts of court and even the possibility of the lawsuit being thrown out.

Snapchat feels that more leaked information could cause “irreparable injury” to the company, and you can take a look at the restraining order filing below.

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