Elon Musk, who allegedly failed to pay the monthly rent for Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, has now instructed the company’s remaining personnel in Singapore to discontinue coming to the office and work remotely since the company has allegedly failed to pay the monthly rent. According to sources, Twitter staff were notified via email of the decision to leave the CapitaGreen building and work from home.
Twitter’s Asia-Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore. Casey Newton of Platformer said in a tweet on Thursday that “Twitter employees were just walked out of its Singapore office – its Asia-Pacific headquarters – over nonpayment of rent”.
“Landlords walked employees out of the building,” he tweeted. Twitter has been sued in the United States for failing to pay $136,250 rent for its San Francisco office space. According to a complaint filed by landlord Columbia Reit, Twitter is far behind rent at 650 California Street on the outskirts of Chinatown, according to USA Today.
The case was filed on December 29 in San Francisco state court. Twitter’s headquarters are located at 1355 Market St, where the company is also reportedly behind on rent. Musk also transformed rooms at Twitter’s offices into little bedrooms, complete with unmade mattresses, drab curtains, and huge work monitors.
The beds were arranged so that the remaining “hardcore” employees might spend the night at the office. According to Forbes, there were “four to eight such rooms per floor” in the Twitter headquarters.