Parler CEO flees home, goes into hiding with family after death threats

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Jan 17th, 2021 10:55 am

Last Updated Jan 18th, 2021 at 10:43 am

Parler CEO John Matze recently fled his home with his family to go into hiding after receiving death threats and enduring personal security breaches, according to a filing from Parler's lawyers in the social media company's lawsuit against Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The new filing from Parler came in response to an AWS motion to seal for the protection of AWS' employees. Parler argued that their own employees, "have been similarly harassed and threatened."

"[Matze] reports in his declaration ... that many Parler employees are suffering harassment and hostility, fear for their safety and that of their families, and in some cases have fled their home state to escape persecution," Parler's lawyers said.

"Recognizing the highly charged nature of this public and polarizing dispute, Parler wishes to protect the privacy of those employees, whether of Parler or Amazon, whose names or personal information appear in documents on which Parler relies."

Parler's lawyers also requested to place five pieces of evidence under seal for the protection of employees.


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