Social Media and the Law

Rolling Stone reports that an examiner was appointed by a bankruptcy court to look into rapper 50 Cent’s finances after 50 Cent posted photos on social media showing stacks of money. Rolling Stone

The rapper filed for bankruptcy in July 2015. He later posted photographs of himself posing with stacks of cash, including one that showed the cash spelling out the word “broke.” The Instagram posts were brought to the bankruptcy court’s attention. 50 Cent filed paperwork with the court stating that the cash was all fake. Nonetheless, the court has chosen to appoint someone to look into his assets to ensure all his filings with the court are truthful.

This type of situation is becoming more common in all areas of the law, as more and more people share their lives on social media. In family law, financial, custodial, and harassment issues have all been shown through social media posts. For example, one party might claim not to have any money, but posts on Instagram about a new car or a trip they are taking. As social media use has grown, the courts have become more accustomed to evaluating evidence collected from these sites.

Have questions about how social media could help your case? Contact Romanovska Law.

Romanovska Law does not represent 50 Cent in this or any other matter. This post is written to present potential issues for any divorce and is not a representation or guarantee of any issues to be addressed in this or any other matter.



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