The cryptocurrency space has attracted plenty of sketchy characters who’ve taken advantage of the largely unregulated nature of digital assets in order to orchestrate some pretty massive scams.
However, based on the information that surfaced in the wake of the massive collapse of the exchange known as FTX, there aren’t many people who’ve (allegedly) managed to pull off a grift like the one Sam Bankman-Fried has been accused of orchestrating before his house of cards came crashing down in 2022.
It didn’t take long for people who lost money after FTX imploded to start seeking retribution—including the investors who filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Tom Brady, Shaquille O’Neal, Larry David, and other celebrities who shilled the platform after inking endorsement deals of knowingly misleading them.
Shaq spent months ducking the legal team tasked with serving him papers before they were able to successfully track him down earlier this week, and he’s far from the only notable name who’s found themselves dealing with a headache thanks to their involvement with the company.
However, there’s apparently one incredibly high-profile figure who was reportedly the only celebrity to realize there was something fishy about FTX: Taylor Swift.
Adam Moskowitz—the attorney leading the aforementioned lawsuit—recently appeared on The Scoop podcast to shed some light on what he and his team have been able to uncover over the course of the discovery process, and based on what he had to say, Swift was the only celeb to turn down a sponsorship deal that would have been worth $100 million after doing her due diligence.
Moskowitz asserted the international superstar was the lone celeb to express concern over the issue that played an instrumental role in the collapse of FTX, saying, “In our discovery, Taylor Swift actually asked them: ‘Can you tell me that these are not unregistered securities?'”
When you consider Swift reportedly has a net worth of $570 million, she’s probably still doing just fine—and is certainly doing better than the defendants who seem to have a rocky road ahead of them.