Twitter Is Being Sued For Not Paying Rent

I suspect that in the coming days, this will be a story that repeats itself. I say that because as you might be aware, Twitter isn’t paying rent in the buildings that it occupies on the orders of Elon Musk. At the time, I said this:

If Elon wants to get sued out if existence, this is a great way to do it. Not paying your rent and not paying severance at the very least will be expensive. And I am pretty sure that in the worst case, some government or law enforcement agency would investigate this to see if it’s illegal.

Well a lawsuit has been filed over Twitter not paying rent:

Twitter Inc. was sued for failing to pay $136,250 in rent for its office space in San Francisco.

The landlord, Columbia Reit – 650 California LLC, says it notified Twitter on Dec. 16 that it would be in default on its lease for the 30th floor of the Hartford Building in five days unless the rent was paid. The tenant failed to comply, Columbia Reit said in the complaint, filed Thursday in state court in San Francisco.

Twitter hasn’t paid rent on its headquarters, or any of its other global offices, in weeks, the New York Times reported on Dec. 13. The company was also sued earlier this month for refusing to pay for two charter flights.

Twitter, which doesn’t have a media department, didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Lawsuits are expensive and I think that Elon is about to find out that it would have been cheaper to pay rent than to not pay rent and dare landlords to sue him. And now that lawsuit number one has been filed, I fully expect others to come thick and fast. And Elon will want to reexamine his life choices as a result.

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