Elon Musk has apologized after publicly scoffing at a Twitter employee’s uncertainty about whether he had been laid off in a recent round of cuts and speaking dismissively of the employee’s disability in a series of tweets Monday night.
It was based on things I was told that were untrue or, in some cases, true, but not meaningful,” Musk tweeted Tuesday.
Earlier, Haraldur Thorleifsson, an Iceland-based Twitter senior director, tweeted at Musk that access to his computer had been cut off nine days earlier, when Twitter reportedly laid off some 200 employees.
But, Thorleifsson said in his tweet, “your head of HR is not able to confirm if I am an employee or not.”.
When Thorleifsson provided a list of his tasks in response, Musk appeared to cast doubt on several points.
Musk threatened to bail on the deal, then completed the acquisition only to proceed with multiple rounds of layoffs.
“Next up though is finding out if Twitter will pay me what they owe me per my contract. »