Monday, April 22, 2024
HomePoliticsTrump sues Truth Social co-founders, says they're not entitled to stock shares

Trump sues Truth Social co-founders, says they’re not entitled to stock shares



Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against the co-founders of Truth Social, alleging they mismanaged the social media platform early on and should therefore lose their stock in the company that recently went public.

In papers filed last week in Florida state court, Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. argued that executives Wes Moss and Andy Litinsky made a series of costly mistakes that resulted in a long delay in the company going public, and urged a judge to strip them of their shares in the company.

The pair, who were contestants on Trump’s NBC show “The Apprentice,” had pitched the former president on the idea of Truth Social after he was banned from what was then known as Twitter following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

“This was a phenomenal opportunity for Moss and Litinsky,” the suit says, adding that they were both “riding President Trump’s coattails.”

“Without President Trump, Truth Social would have been impossible,” the filing said.

The lawsuit, first reported by Bloomberg, said Moss and Litinsky were tasked with establishing corporate governance for the new company and finding a special purpose acquisition company that could take the new company public and fuel it with cash. It claimed they failed at both tasks.

The suit was filed March 24, after shareholders in Digital World Acquisition Corp. voted to merge with Trump Media & Technology Group, which is now called Trump Media. The former president is the majority shareholder.

An attorney for Moss and Litinsky’s company, United Atlantic Ventures, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

The filing also came after Moss and Litinsky sued Trump’s company in Delaware Chancery Court, alleging in February that he was trying to dilute their shares by increasing the total number of authorized shares in the firm from 120 million to 1 billion.

Trump Media shares started trading on March 26, and at one point the stock price exceeded $79. It has since fallen, closing at $51.60 on Tuesday. The decline came after the company reported a net loss of $58.2 million on revenue of $4.1 million in 2023.



Source link

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments