This is the latest legal issue for the platform’s billionaire owner, Elon Musk, who has been trying to cut costs.
Twitter is facing a lawsuit over alleged failure to pay rent for its headquarters, according to California court documents.
Meanwhile, the owner of the company’s headquarters in central London said he would sue the company over the rental debt.
Musk is making deep cost cuts after his $44 billion deal last year to buy Twitter left the company on the hook for an interest payment of about $1 billion a year.
Twitter already faced a lawsuit this month for failing to pay the rent for another office in San Francisco.
The owner of Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco is suing the company after it failed to pay its last month’s rent, according to documents filed Friday with the California Supreme Court.
The owner, Surrey Nine Market Square, said Twitter had breached the lease by not paying the monthly rent and additional rent for January of $3.4 million.
Twitter, which had had a lease on three floors in the building since 2011, was late paying a similar amount of rent in December, which Surrey Nine Market Square had recovered from a letter of credit that Twitter had put up as a security deposit.
After using that money, the owner says Twitter still owes $3.16 million in unpaid rent and is seeking late fees and interest in addition to attorneys’ fees.
In Britain, the Crown State property company has launched legal proceedings against Twitter after it defaulted on paying rent for its offices near Piccadilly Square in central London.
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