Former Twitter execs sue Musk and X for more than $128 million in severance

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Former Twitter executives including CEO Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, caput of ineligible Vijaya Gadde and General Counsel Sean Edgett revenge a caller suit against Elon Musk and X Corp. successful national tribunal arguing that they are owed $128 cardinal successful unpaid severance.

In their complaint, lawyers for nan ex-Twitter executives opportunity that aft Musk backed himself into a woody to buy Twitter, now X Corp., for $44 billion, he took revenge against these executives personally, and tried to retrieve immoderate of his expenses by “repeatedly refusing to grant different clear contractual commitments.”

Musk and X Corp. person been “stiffing employees, landlords, vendors, and others” since they took complete Twitter, nan lawyers allege, an allusion to much than 25 vendor nonpayment lawsuits revenge against nan societal media business by companies including package and work providers and a landlord.

“Musk doesn’t salary his bills, believes nan rules don’t use to him, and uses his wealthiness and powerfulness to tally roughshod complete anyone who disagrees pinch him,” nan title says.

The title besides alludes to comments Musk made to his charismatic biographer, Walter Isaacson, that “he would ‘hunt each azygous 1 of’ Twitter’s executives and board ‘till nan time they die.’”

The ex-Twitter executives’ lawyers argue, “These statements were not nan specified rantings of a self-centered billionaire surrounded by enablers unwilling to face him pinch nan ineligible consequences of his ain choices. Musk bragged to Isaacson specifically really he planned to cheat Twitter’s executives retired of their severance benefits successful bid to prevention himself $200 million.”

The suit, Agrawal et al v. Musk et al, was revenge successful California’s Northern District and follows news that colony talks betwixt X Corp. and ex-Twitter managers collapsed down successful a related lawsuit successful Delaware, Woodfield v. Twitter Inc., wherever $500 cardinal in unpaid severance to erstwhile Twitter managers and engineers is successful dispute.

Representatives for X Corp. and Elon Musk did not instantly respond to CNBC’s petition for comment.