Facebook's Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of Hawaiians to force them to sell property to him | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Facebook's Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of Hawaiians to force them to sell property to him

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of Hawaiians to compel them to sell the billionaire small plots of land they own that lie within a 700-acre property that Zuckerberg purchased on the island of Kauai two years ago for $100 million.

In a statement posted hours after CNBC's story on the properties was first published, Zuckerberg wrote: "For most of these folks, they will now receive money for something they never even knew they had. No one will be forced off the land."
Zuckerberg-controlled companies filed eight so-called "quiet" title lawsuits in a Kauai court on Dec. 30 requesting the forced sales at public auction to the highest bidder. If successful, the suits would allow him to make his secluded beach-front land on the island's north shore even more private, according the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper.

Currently, owners of the lands, which total slightly more than 8 acres and have been in their families for generations — have the rights to travel across Zuckerberg's property.

Many of the defendants are living, but some are dead. The defendants may hold just a tiny fraction of ownership in the parcels because they are several generations removed from the original owners, according to the newspaper.

The defendants had 20 days to respond to the suits or face forfeiture of their rights to a say in the proceedings.

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