Yet again, musk-openai-sam-altman-court/”>another legal battle ensues involving Elon Musk. This ⁢time, four previous Twitter executives, including former CEO Parag Agrawal, have initiated⁤ a lawsuit against ⁢Musk on Monday, claiming they ​are entitled to over $128 million in severance payments.

Musk’s Controversial Takeover of⁢ Twitter

Upon Musk’s acquisition of⁢ Twitter (now ​known as X), one of his initial actions as the new owner⁣ was to dismiss Agrawal,⁤ CFO Ned ⁣Segal, and attorneys Sean Edgett and Vijaya ⁣Gadde. The lawsuit ‌alleges that Musk harbors a “distinct animosity” towards these former executives,⁤ who strived to ensure Musk honored his $44 billion commitment when he attempted to withdraw. ⁢The lawsuit cites Walter Isaacson’s biography of Elon ‍Musk, which includes a quote from Musk stating he would “pursue every single‌ one” of ⁣Twitter’s ⁢C-suite “until the end of their days.”

Musk’s Public Criticism of Former Executives⁤

Musk has been ⁤particularly⁤ outspoken in his criticism of Gadde,⁣ who played a significant role in several notable content moderation decisions on Twitter. Following ⁣his proposal to‌ purchase ⁢Twitter, he shared memes ridiculing the executive, which incited ‌a series of racially charged online harassments against her.

Unpaid Severance and Legal Battles

It’s not just these executives ⁢who are still waiting for their severance pay. Musk has been the target of numerous lawsuits ⁣from former Twitter employees who are also awaiting their severance. Under Musk’s leadership, the company has ceased ‌paying rent on some of⁢ its offices, resulting in even more legal disputes and evictions.

Allegations of Misconduct

As per the lawsuit, Musk accused these executives of⁢ “gross negligence” and “willful misconduct” ⁤in their termination letters, yet failed to provide any proof to substantiate his claims.

“This is typical of Musk: to withhold the money ⁢he owes to others, and compel them‍ to take legal action against him,” ⁣the lawsuit states. “Even if he loses, Musk can still ⁢inflict delay, inconvenience, and financial burden on those less capable of bearing it.”