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Twitter sued for nonpayment of rent on San Fransisco HQ since Elon Musk acquisition

With Elon Musk at the helm, Twitter has been sued for failing to pay rent on its San Francisco headquarters.

Court documents submitted to San Francisco State Court on Thursday state that Twitter is being sued for failing to pay $136,260 in rent for its San Francisco office.

The social media juggernaut was informed by the building’s landlord, Columbia Reit – 650 California LLC, that it would go into default on its rent obligations if payment was not received by December 21. Currently, Twitter is housed on the 30th level of the Hartford Building, a skyscraper that lies just outside of the Financial District of San Francisco.

In 2017, Twitter agreed to a seven-year lease for the office building.

Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, has made significant steps to reduce corporate expenses ever since he paid $44 billion for the firm in October.

Despite a request for comment from CBS News, Twitter did not reply.

The New York Times reported that the platform has apparently been weeks without paying rent on any of its international locations, including its San Francisco headquarters in the city’s Civic Center.

Additionally, Twitter is being sued by Private Jet Services Group, LLC, which claims that the corporation declined to pay for two commercial flights in October that were worth $197,725 each. Last month, the lawsuit was submitted to the New Hampshire District Court.

Aside from firing off half of Twitter’s staff and discontinuing enforcement of COVID-19 misleading regulations, Musk has made a number of other changes since taking over the company earlier this year, all in an effort to save costs. After holding a Twitter poll, he decided to make the announcement last month that he would leave his position as CEO once he found a successor.

Source: CBS News

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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