- A branded merchandise company claims it owes $6,784 for a “swag gift box” ordered by Twitter for Elon Musk.
- Canary Marketing said in a lawsuit that Twitter abruptly stopped paying bills in September.
- Musk’s gift box bill includes a $689 bottle of whiskey and a custom-engraved cheese board.
Twitter has ordered a “swag gift box” valued at around $7,000 for new owner Elon Musk. This includes two custom branded bomber jackets, a special cheese board and a $689 bottle of whiskey. Marketing firm claims in lawsuit.
California-based Canary Marketing says it has worked with Twitter for 10 years on promotional items such as branded t-shirts, and a lawsuit filed in California state court said Twitter will pay bills in September 2022. Claimed to have stopped suddenly. The company sued Twitter in January. The social media giant has been charged with breach of contract, claiming he owes more than $390,000.
One of the payments Canary claims it owes Twitter was an order from late September to send a “swag gift box for Elon” worth $6,783.99 to Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters. invoice, a copy of which was included in court filingssaid the order was placed by Twitter’s procurement manager.
The bill featured a carved cheese board and $215 worth of cheese, a bottle of Nikka Japanese whiskey, and some space-themed merchandise, alluding to Musk’s passion for space exploration. increase.
wall street journal We previously reported on gifts that were supposedly ordered for masks. Twitter and Canary did not immediately respond to an Insider’s request for comment outside of normal US business hours.
The tech mogul acquired Twitter for $44 billion in late October. Since then, his company leadership has been viewed as a mess. Musk is trying to cut Twitter’s costs by laying off thousands of employees, cutting free food and stopping rent payments. Twitter was hit by a series of lawsuits involving former workers and real estate agents.
Canary vice president Lauren Borelli said in a statement last month that the company has delivered more than $10 million in Twitter-branded merchandise since the two companies began working together in 2013 through August 2022. rice field. But since September, Twitter has been dead. pay the bills, the lawsuit alleges.
The largest bill mentioned in the lawsuit from mid-September will be about $250,000, including $67,000 in shipping. It contained 2,000 bundles. According to the bill, the socks alone cost him $10.45 per pair for Twitter.
Other items included on the bill include water bottles, candles, soaps, slippers, bath salts, and cookie cutters.
In a court filing last week, Twitter said it needed “several more weeks” to investigate the allegations. Must respond by March 17th to the claim.