Expect to hear his side of the story within 30 days.
By filing suit against former employee Nelson Brady this week, Oversee.net and Snapnames hope to accomplish a couple things. Yes, it wants to get some of its money back. But more importantly, it wants to clear its name.
Ever since the scandal broke last year, conspiracy theorists have suggested that the company was complicit in what happened and that’s why it wasn’t going after Brady. In reality, it was trying to settle with Brady outside of court before filing a lawsuit. By filing the suit, the company must think that it is “clean”, and there’s only one person who orchestrated the bidding scheme.
I talked to Nelson Brady’s defense lawyer yesterday and he informed me that Brady will be filing a “complete” response within 30 days. That Brady didn’t settle out of court to make this problem go away suggests that he doesn’t feel completely responsible for what happened. It’s unclear what he could argue, but I go back to a conversation I had with him shortly after the scandal broke. He informed me that he acted alone, but there was more to the story.
For obvious reasons, Brady and his lawyer don’t want to discuss the rest of the story publicly right now. But the only thing that pops to mind is that perhaps someone else knew about what was happening and didn’t tell anyone. Clearly, Oversee would not be aware that someone else knew when it filed this lawsuit. And, to be clear, I have no insight into what “more to the story” means.
But I don’t expect the typical flat-out denial from Brady in his response. I suspect he’ll have something more to say.