On Friday, a former Twitter Public Resources firm filed a lawsuit against the social media company, saying that since Elon Musk’s $44 billion buyout, Twitter has not paid its bills.

Joele Frank stated that Twitter owes $830,498 in total, which includes six unpaid invoices and costs associated with a subpoena issued as part of Twitter’s action to force Musk to finish the buyout after he tried to back out.

According to the PR agency, Twitter’s contract ended on November 16, three weeks after the buyout’s finish, and the company no longer communicates about its payment demand beyond an automatic pledge to “get started processing it right away.”

There isn’t a media relations office any longer at Twitter, also known as X Corp. It used a poop emoji as a response to a request for comment regarding the case. Musk’s lawyer was copied on the request, but they did not react immediately.

According to Twitter’s case filed in a New York state court in Manhattan, Joele Frank started working for the company in January 2015.

Twitter’s other legal issues

Before implementing significant cost cutbacks, Musk inherited several unpaid bills from vendors, consultants, and landlords at Twitter, which led to many kinds of lawsuits from these parties.

Three former executives, including Parag Agrawal, the CEO whom Musk ousted have sued Twitter in Delaware because the company breached obligations to pay more than $1 million in legal fees.

Bloomberg also claimed that Twitter is late on more than $10 million in payments to several smaller companies from public relations to branded merchandise.

These smaller vendors claimed that at some point, they stopped receiving personal responses from the accounts payable department at Twitter. “Eventually, it was just a bot answering us with the same answer over and over again,” Norma Miller, CEO of White Coat Captioning told Bloomberg. “Eventually, it was just a bot answering us with the same answer over and over again.”

Despite a decline in advertising revenue, Musk has said that Twitter could begin generating a positive cash flow as soon as this quarter.

According to published sources, the second-richest person in the world, who also runs the electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc., estimates that Twitter’s worth has decreased by more than half since he bought it.

JF Associates LLC v. X Corp is the case at the New York State Supreme Court in New York County.


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