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Four former Twitter executives, together with former boss Parag Agrawal, sued Elon Musk on Monday. They accuse the brand new proprietor of the social community, renamed “X”, of getting fired them with out paying their severance pay, and are due to this fact demanding greater than 128 million {dollars}.

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Four former Twitter executives filed a grievance towards Elon Musk on Monday, accusing the proprietor of the social community of getting fired them for gross negligence for no different purpose than not paying them their severance pay. They are demanding greater than $128 million from the entrepreneur who purchased Twitter, now X, for $44 billion on October 27, 2022, in accordance with a court docket doc consulted by AFP.

Elon Musk, already boss of Tesla and SpaceX, fired the identical day the previous boss of Twitter Parag Agrawal, the monetary director Ned Segal, and the authorized and authorized administrators, Vijaya Gadde and Sean Edgett, for “gross negligence” and ” intentional misconduct.”

“Because Musk decided he didn't want to pay plaintiffs' severance pay, he simply fired them for no reason and then made up a false reason,” the 4 former executives accuse. They clarify that their termination letters cited “no facts” and that “Musk's employees then spent a year trying to find facts to support his pre-established conclusion, to no avail.”

More than a yr of administrative backwards and forwards has handed. “That's the rule of Musk's game: keep the money he owes other people and force them to sue him. Even if he loses, Mr. Musk can impose delays, hassles and expenses to other people who cannot afford them,” assert the plaintiffs.


Elon Musk, one of the richest men in the world, bought Twitter after six months of attacks on the social network against its operations, its managers and its employees, and legal twists and turns.

In April 2022, he notably relayed a derogatory tweet about Vijaya Gadde, the lawyer responsible for the regulations and security of the platform, then made a meme (parody image) to make fun of her and the content moderation.

The tempestuous leader acquired Twitter with the aim of liberalizing a network which, according to him, was stifling freedom of expression. He has since transformed the platform from top to bottom: the majority of employees were quickly fired, the rules were relaxed and many banned users were able to return.

It has been called “X” since July 2023, arouses countless controversies and is struggling to outlive financially as a result of desertion of many advertisers. “Let the party begin,” Elon Musk tweeted on October 28, 2022, after “the bird is released” the day earlier than, in reference to the blue chicken emblem, which has since disappeared from the constructing and the service.

With AFP