Twitter sued for non-payment of rent — RT Business News

Company owner alleges he owes nearly $140,000 for his San Francisco office

Twitter has been charged with failing to pay rent in a lawsuit brought by the landlord of one of the social media company’s offices in California, according to court documents filed in late December in San Francisco Superior Court. Francis.

The suit from Columbia REIT – 650 California, also known as Columbia Property Trust, asks the court to force Twitter to pay $136,250 in unpaid rent, plus interest, plus attorneys’ fees.

The landlord also claims that on December 16, the social media giant was notified that it would be breaching its lease for the 30th floor of the Hartford Building, located on the edge of San Francisco’s Financial District, in five days less. until the rent is paid.

In December, media reported that Twitter, which had been acquired earlier by Elon Musk for $44 billion, had not paid rent for its headquarters, or any of its other global offices, for years. weeks.

The company is also being sued for refusing to pay for charter flights. Private Jet Services Group filed a lawsuit in New Hampshire District Court alleging Twitter refused to pay $197,725 for two charter flights in October.

In November, Elon Musk said bankruptcy was a possibility for the social media giant if it didn’t start generating more cash. The comments were said to have been made during the billionaire’s first address to Twitter employees.

In an attempt to cut costs, Twitter’s new owner laid off half of the company’s staff, fired most senior executives and ordered the remaining employees to stop working from home. In total, three quarters of the company’s employees are said to have left, either because they were fired, fired or resigned.

Additionally, Twitter plans to auction high-end office furniture and kitchen equipment in mid-January.

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