Yik Yak's Co-founders Are Being Sued By A Fellow Frat Brother Who Says He Was Screwed Out Of One-Third Of The Company


YikYak founders Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll

Yik Yak

Yik Yak and its co-founders Stephen Brooks Buffington and Tyler Steven Droll are being sued by a fellow Furman University alumni, Joseph Warstler, who says he helped the cofound the increasingly popular anonymous gossip application.


Wastler was a fraternity brother of Buffington and Droll who says he was given one-third of the company. Buffington and Droll allegedly offered to buy out his one-third stake. Wastler says he refused, and then Droll and Buffington created a new company without him.

It's very similar to the tale of Reggie Brown and Snapchat. In fact, Warstler has hired Brown's lawyer, Luan Tran, to represent him in the Yik Yak case.

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The complaint, which was filed today by Tran's team, includes paperwork that shows the intial company Warstler, Buffington, and Droll allegedly created together, Locust Engineering.

Here's the complaint, below.


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Complaint With Exhibits (Warstler v. Yik Yak)