Elon Musk is officially the owner of the social media giant Twitter. The deal was done on Thursday and Musk immediately fired the CEO and CFO of the company, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Mr. Musk fired Chief Executive Parag Agrawal and Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal after the deal closed, the people said. Spokespeople for Twitter didn’t comment. It wasn’t immediately clear who would step into those top positions. CNBC previously reported the firings. Mr. Musk also fired Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s top legal and policy executive, and Sean Edgett, general counsel.
Now, a new salacious story from Business Insider states Musk and Ghislaine Maxwell, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of sex-trafficking girls for Jeffrey Epstein, had at least one conversation at an event in 2014.
“The photo was taken in 2014 at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in California, but it didn’t make a splash on social media until 2020 when Musk took to Twitter to say he didn’t know Maxwell ‘at all.’
The staffer, who chose to remain anonymous due to potential repercussions, said the pair also discussed aliens and Musk brought up his theory that reality could be a simulation.
The photo of the billionaire alongside Maxwell, a known associate of Jeffrey Epstein, was widely shared on Twitter earlier this year as well after the billionaire initially offered to buy Twitter for $44 billion in April,” BI reported.
— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) October 28, 2022
Coincidentally, the image showed up on Twitter again this week, but the social media outlet attached a new “context” note as part of Twitter’s new feature Birdwatch, which aims to curb misinformation on the platform.
“She photo-bombed me once at a Vanity Fair party several years ago,” he tweeted in July 2020. “Real question is why VF invited her in the first place.”
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A tweet featuring the photo had a note at the bottom that said: “The photo of Musk and Maxwell was captured at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2014. It’s the only picture of the pair. There’s no photo evidence that suggests they conversed. Musk later responded about the picture and said he didn’t know Maxwell, and that she ‘photobombed’ him.”
A Vanity Fair staffer who was close to Maxwell and Musk at the party said that the two had engaged in some rather strange conversation, with Maxwell asking Musk whether it was possible to remove oneself from the internet, and urging Musk to destroy it.https://t.co/MiDZG2Wbv3
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 11, 2022
— Ben Feuerherd (@benfeuerherd) October 11, 2022
Interestingly enough, Musk went viral a few months ago when he fired a warning shot at friends and associates of Epstein.