Elon Musk’s Twitter was sued by a non-public jet supplier for refusing to pay for 2 flights taken by former chief advertising and marketing officer Leslie Berland as Musk was getting ready to shut his $44 billion acquisition of the social media platform.
Personal Jet Providers Group LLC claims it’s owed $197,725 for Berland’s Oct. 26 flight from Teterboro, New Jersey, to San Francisco and a return flight the next day — the identical day Musk closed the deal to purchase Twitter. Berland was fired in early November, together with about half the workforce on the firm.
In accordance with a contract PJS had with Twitter, a delegated consultant on the social media firm was required to e book charters, however the flight service firm stated that observe wasn’t all the time adopted and flights have been booked by emails and textual content messages and paid with out challenge previous to Musk’s takeover.
However after Musk’s acquisition, the corporate refused to pay the payments for Berland’s flights, with Marty O’Neill, head of world strategic sourcing at Twitter, claiming in an e mail that they weren’t ordered by the designated consultant, in accordance with a criticism filed Friday in federal court docket in New Hampshire.
Twitter worker Taylor DeLorenzo replied to O’Neill in an e mail cited within the criticism, writing: “Simply needed to ship a fast word on the subject of the excellent bill for PJS: Parag [Agrawal] did log off on this expense (he was nonetheless CEO on the time of each flight purchases) for Leslie. It was an pressing want the week the deal closed, and Leslie was the principle individual from Twitter liaising immediately with Elon.”
However that didn’t sway the brand new administration.
“Thanks Taylor, recognize the added context,” O’Neill replied, in accordance with one other e mail cited within the criticism. “Nonetheless, new administration just isn’t going to budge.”
Twitter didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark.
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