Elon Musk entered Twitter HQ with a sink before finalizing a deal
Billionaire Elon Musk went into Twitter’s San Francisco office on a Wednesday carrying what appeared to be a porcelain bathroom sink, with only a few days left to complete his acquisition of the firm and avoid a fresh court date.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX shared a video of his arrival at Twitter HQ with the caption, “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!”
CNBC was told by an insider at the firm that Elon was indeed seeing the facility today, and that there is some worry about the future of employees who are in the country legally on temporary visas. Without revealing their identity, this person added that workers are trying to remain working despite the deal’s publicity and rumors that Musk may slash jobs significantly. As some workers put it, “burn it all down if he wants to” if he buys the company.
According to an email that was circulated among CNN and Bloomberg reporters, the office staff was given a quick heads up about the visit.
According to the email, Musk will be at the office this week “meeting with folks, walking the halls, and continuing to dive in on the important work you all do,” sent by the person Bloomberg identified as Twitter’s chief marketing officer Leslie Berland. In the event that you find yourself in San Francisco in close proximity to him, be sure to introduce yourself.
It was also said in the email that employees would receive personal communication from Musk on Friday. A Twitter representative did not want to discuss the article or Musk’s post.
Musk, who has more than 110 million followers on the social networking platform, recently updated his profile to include the title “Chief Twit.”
If Musk does not finalize his purchase of Twitter by Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, he will once again face the possibility of going to trial. When Musk tried to back out of their $44 billion merger agreement, Twitter filed suit against him, alleging that he had caused irreparable harm by making false statements concerning spam and bots on Twitter’s network. Twitter insists it is not the case.
After Musk indicated his willingness to purchase Twitter after all, a judge in Delaware Chancery Court set the deadline for this coming Friday. Twitter did not believe Musk’s assurances and fought to keep the court involved. The trial that had been scheduled to begin last week has been postponed, and the judge has given the parties until the end of the week to reach a settlement or else she will schedule new trial dates for the month of November.