Drama: Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Gets TRO On Old Tribe.net Colleague

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Something dramatic is going on between Zynga CEO Mark Pincus and one of his old employees at Tribe.net, a company he cofounded in 2003. Pincus has obtained a temporary restraining order on Darren McKeeman, formerly the IT Director at Tribe. Cisco acquired the company in 2007.

Pincus hasn’t returned a request for comment, but the TRO was filed in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco.

McKeeman is prohibited from contacting Pincus at all, and must stay at least 50 yards away from him. He is also explicitly prohibited from any of the following to Pincus: “harass, attack, strike, threaten, assault (sexually or otherwise), hit, follow, stalk, destroy personal property, keep under surveillance or block movements.” He is also restricted from purchasing guns or other firearms, and must sell or turn in any guns that he owns.

McKeeman’s only response so far: “Note to everyone: don’t lie in things you file in court! It will come back to haunt you! I’m quite happy these morons did lie, though.”

Someone pass the popcorn.

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