Twitter faces another lawsuit over alleged non-payment in 4 countries
A Sydney-based infrastructure company called Facilitate is requesting almost A$1 million ($666,000) in payments for alleged unpaid invoices.
After being charged with negligence to pay for services for offices in London, Dublin, Sydney, and Singapore, Twitter is now facing yet another lawsuit.
A Sydney-based infrastructure company called Facilitate is requesting almost A$1 million ($666,000) in payments from the three companies for alleged unpaid invoices that date back to October of last year when Elon Musk acquired Twitter.
Facilitate offered sensor installation in London and Dublin, office fit-out in Singapore, dismantled Twitter's Sydney office in Australia, and temporarily stored its goods, as per The Guardian, citing obtained case documents.
The business asserts that it is due amounts of £203,115, SGD $546,596, and A$61,318 in that order.
NCA Newswire was the first to report on the lawsuit, which was initially filed in the US district court of Northern California at the end of June.
The company claims that once Musk assumed control of Twitter, the social media platform did not contest the invoices but instead chose not to pay them. Facilitate is suing for expenses and damages.
In court documents, Facilitate states that it is not the first business suing Twitter since Musk assumed control. The business claimed that Musk's moderating choices and the decision to unban accounts with far-right and neo-Nazi views had alienated sponsors and brought on a financial crisis for the business.
“Twitter responded with a campaign of extreme belt-tightening that amounted to requiring nearly everyone to whom it owes money to sue,” the firm said.
“Twitter stopped paying rent on some of its offices and stopped paying several vendors whose services it was still using. Twitter also canceled many contracts and stopped paying people to whom it owes money,” it added.
Regarding its alleged inability to pay rent on offices throughout the world, Twitter has previously been the target of litigation.