I have a feeling the man at the center of this will continue to reveal the quality of his character and will forgive Musk and move on. Whether or not there are any ramifications due to ADA violations, it probably won’t be from him. Because he’s clearly a better person than I am. I would drive a fucking stake through that vulture capitalist’s heart and sue him for everything I could get, INCLUDING a public admission of his guilt and a huge, hefty settlement.
But I am glad to have learned of Mr. Thorleifsson, a man who built his wealth whom I can actually admire for the good he’s brought into the world. If nothing else, I’m glad to have my stupid faith in humanity once more affirmed in the face of the unmitigated shittery of the ultra-wealthy.
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I think you might have hit upon something, with the hoped outcome that Phony Stark is so personally bankrupted by his shenanigans that he has to sell his remaining stock of the two companies, and thus leave them alone in the future.
The wealth should be confiscated and redistributed. Ego is an immaterial attribute, but luckily there are definitely ways it can still be dropped in a wood chipper. How this can be accomplished is a logic exercise for the individual.
Halli knew exactly what he was doing when he posted this in the first place. Most of this would have been easily predictable.
I also recall seeing a note somewhere about financial consequences for Halli’s firing as terms of selling his design company to Twitter. Those sorts of sales don’t usually leave the founder floundering if they’re not fired for extremely clear cause.
I don’t think that Halli’s going to let him off easy and I don’t think he intended to from the beginning. He knows he has leverage on this situation. His track record seems to demonstrate a very dedicated, very savvy individual. His fighting this could be a big gain for disability activists and I think he probably is resourced to stick it out.
I suspect the contrary - that they’re all cringing as he does collateral damage to those companies as well (even if they’re feeling relieved that they don’t have to be the ones to deal with him, and are probably nudging their friends and co-workers and saying, “See, this is the kind of shit we stop him from doing, daily.”). He was just working outside their ability to police him, as they’re company-specific teams.
Yeah, very much a non-apology and lack of understanding of what he did, just an understanding he made himself liable and wants to just make it go away. (Apparently there was another, deleted tweet following up the one where Musk steps in it, saying, of Halli, “He’s the worst.” Elon Musk, projecting again…)