Former Twitter chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, seeking reimbursement for expenses totaling almost $600,000.
The expenses were incurred during her preparation for a House Oversight Committee hearing in February, during which Gadde was subpoenaed, alongside two other former Twitter executives to discuss the company’s censorship of conservative voices.
The lawsuit filed by Parag Agrawal, Vijaya Gadde, and Ned Segal, three former officers of Twitter, is aimed against Twitter for failing to advance their expenses related to the various legal proceedings, including a subpoena from Congress.
Before @elonmusk freed the bird, the likes of Vijaya Gadde and her team held Twitter to hostage.
They not only covered up the Covid truths but also reduced Twitter to a subsidiary of US federal agencies.
And they suppressed legitimate voices.
A thread 👇 pic.twitter.com/gODHUEF0fc
— Anti Propaganda Front (@APF_Ind) April 2, 2023
The plaintiffs argue that Twitter is obligated to compensate and advance all expenses incurred in connection with these proceedings under the company’s bylaws and agreements. The former Twitter execs seek an order requiring Twitter to advance all incurred expenses and future attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses related to the proceedings.
Twitter has faced controversy over its content moderation policies, particularly around the perceived censorship of conservative voices. The House Oversight Committee hearing in February 2022 was part of a wider investigation into the company’s content moderation practices.
During the hearing, Gadde and two other former Twitter executives were subpoenaed to testify about the company’s policies and practices. Gadde was Twitter’s Chief Legal Officer for over a decade before stepping down from her role in late 2021.