Cash App founder Bob Lee was allegedly a regular at underground sex and drug parties with other San Francisco elites, including the sister of the man accused of killing him, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.
Lee’s stabbing death on April 4 was originally thought to be the result of random violence in the crime-ridden city.
But the tech mogul’s friends now say it was the result of Lee partying with Khazar Momeni, the 37-year-old wife of a prominent plastic surgeon and sister of Nima Momeni – who has been accused of her dead.
Khazar and Lee were a couple in the weeks leading up to his death in early April, his friends told the the wall street journaland many feared that he had fallen into a dangerous lifestyle, surrounding himself with the wrong group of people.
Prosecutors previously said Momeni stabbed Lee in the heart multiple times after he swore to “hit him hard” and grilled him over his relationship with Khazar, with whom the Cash App founder exchanged intimate text messages.
Friends say Cash App founder Bob Lee was a regular at underground sex and drug parties with other San Francisco elites, including the sister of the man accused of killing him
Khazar Momeni is the sister of Nima Momeni, suspected of killing Cash App founder Bob Lee on the streets of San Francisco. She is pictured with her husband, Dr Dino Elyassnia
Friends of the murdered tech mogul described how the father-of-two casually took drugs and partied regularly.
They said Lee, 43, was passionate about developing competitor Venmo after his career as a Google programmer.
But to unwind, Lee – nicknamed “Crazy Bob” – reportedly took ketamine and cocaine and traveled to raves around the world.
Once, Harper Reed, the CEO of General Calacic Corporation, claimed that he and Lee even took their pants off to attend a party.
Lee, who was estranged from his wife, often slept with multiple women at those parties, including Khazar, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
It was at one such party on April 3, when Nima – who sources said was a recluse at such parties, often standing in the corner – confronted Lee.
Prosecutors said Nima asked Lee if he and his sister were “using drugs or anything inappropriate.” Lee assured him that nothing inappropriate had happened.
Hours later, Lee was found dead with multiple stab wounds.
Nima Momeni (left) swore he was ‘really hard’ on Lee hours before the stabbing Prosecutors say it was a planned attack in which he used a kitchen knife to stab Lee in the heart repeatedly
Lee was seen in surveillance footage near the building holding his injury
On April 4, Lee was caught on surveillance cameras staggering in a downtown San Francisco apartment building at 2:35 a.m. after being stabbed.
Authorities now say Nima and Lee met later that night at Khazar’s luxury apartment in the Millennium Tower.
Surveillance footage showed the pair entering Nima’s white BMW around 2 a.m. on April 4 and leaving the scene.
He is believed to have led Lee to a secluded area of several streets, where he stabbed the Cash app founder multiple times with a kitchen knife.
Nima then allegedly left Lee to bleed out in the middle of the street.
Lee was seen tripping and calling for help that night before collapsing near the Bay Bridge, just 16 minutes from Khazar’s apartment.
Police said Khazar was texting Lee around the time of his death.
“I just wanted to make sure you were okay because I know you really liked nima,” she wrote in one such post.
“And thank you for being such a classy man who handles this with class. I love you selfish assholes.
A subsequent autopsy revealed that he had cocaine and ketamine in his system when he died.
Friends of tech executive Nima Momeni have previously said his life was “falling apart” in the weeks and months leading up to the alleged stabbing.
Nima’s friends have previously told how his life unfolded as he faced drug addiction ‘which rendered him unable to reason and speak’, a fascination with weapons and a history of accusations of abuse from an ex-girlfriend.
“It’s one of those things where [we’d say]”Nima, you’re cool, we love you, but you don’t make complete sentences,” a longtime friend said on condition of anonymity. local mission.
The friend said he was extremely close to the Khazar sister, to the detriment of other friendships.
“I don’t know who Nima considered her closest group other than her sister,” they said. “He would do absolutely anything for her and she would do anything for him.”
His personal life was equally problematic, according to an ex-girlfriend.
“He wasn’t nice behind closed doors,” she told the outlet. ‘Probably called me the worst names I’ve ever called.’
She also said he would be threatening and possessive and didn’t like talking to other men. She suspected that he would end up physically abusing her.
In fact, police records show he became physically violent, pushing and punching a woman at his California home in August 2022.
“Honestly, I think he’s scary, and I always thought he was scary – after knowing him,” the ex-girlfriend said.
“She thinks he might be bipolar because one minute he’ll be fine and the next he’ll be gone for no reason,” a police report said, as he was never charged with assault and battery. wounds.
The outlet claimed he also dated sex workers and his behavior with them led to his phone number appearing on a website that shared potentially dangerous clients.
Others have described him as a ‘limit pusher’, with one source accusing him of ‘grabbing me by the hair after I said not to’.
Another reviewer corroborated his cocaine use and called him “heavily armed”, with others accusing him of possessing ghost weapons, the outlet reported.
“He loved his guns. He talked about his weapons all the time,” said another ex-girlfriend of Momeni, who also said he kept many knives. “He was a fan of violence.”
Nima’s friends said he suffered from drug addiction ‘which rendered him unable to reason and speak’ and was violent towards his girlfriends
Nima Momeni, right, listens to her lawyer Paula Canny, who said what her former friends and girlfriends describe does not match her experience with Momeni
But Nima’s attorney, Paula Canny, denied those claims.
“I don’t think that’s true,” she said of the allegations that he was a drug addict. “I don’t think he had a drug problem, a serious drug problem. Based on the information I have, I certainly wouldn’t classify him as a drug addict.
She also denied allegations about his behavior with women and whether he owned firearms.
“I don’t think he ever owned a gun, I just think that’s not true,” Canny said, but added that she wasn’t sure.
“From what I know, I think there is nothing conclusive found when the police searched Nima’s apartment the night they arrested him.”
She added: “I don’t know how to react to this either; it’s not my experience of Nima,” when asked about her abusive behavior, noting that “everyone has enemies” who wanted to tarnish their reputation.
The attorney noted that Nima planned to plead not guilty to the murder charge.
And in a statement to The Wall Street Journal, she said: ‘My team and I continue to work hard to investigate all the many aspects of this case and the events of the weeks leading up to the incident.
In a statement, Khazar’s lawyers appeared to deny his involvement with Lee
In a statement, Khazar’s lawyers also appeared to deny his involvement with Lee.
“There are a lot of rumors going around about this case, many of which are untrue,” attorneys Mary McNamara and Ed Swanson told the Journal.
‘SP. Momeni loves and supports his brother,” they added. “What happened here is a tragedy, and Ms. Momeni is deeply saddened by the pain of the Lee family as they come to terms with their terrible loss.”
Lee’s ex-wife Krista also denied that her ex-husband was a party animal.
“He was a devoted father,” she said of Lee. “He was more mature than that.”
DailyMail.com has sought comments from lawyers for Nima and Khazar.