(ETH) – Not only did Parler CEO John Matze lose his popular social media network, but the legal team has also revealed that Matze and his family have now been forced into hiding over death threats and security breaches they are facing according to Fox News.
This comes as Parler recently launched an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon after the tech giant discontinued its web services following last week’s riots on Capitol Hill. According to the report, Amazon filed a response, claiming that it has “no legal basis” and alleged its employees have been faced with threats and harassment.
The report has revealed disturbing claims made by Amazon but noted that the Jeff Bezos-run company is not the one receiving threats. “Although AWS’s motion to seal focuses only on its own employees, Parler’s employees have been similarly harassed and threatened,” the filing read.
“Parler’s CEO, John Matze, Jr., reports in his declaration in support of Parler’s TRO motion 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.
“Matze himself, as the CEO of the company AWS continues to vilify, has had to leave his home and go into hiding with his family after receiving death threats and invasive personal security breaches,” the filing continued. Matze revealed to Fox News that he and his family have received various threats and the measures he would take to protect his family.
“There is a group called UGNazi that is targeting me,” Matze said, noting the controversial hacker group has released many of his passwords and personal information on the internet. “They published my street address, they threatened to come through my front door,” Matze stated that has been forced into hiding with his family and that he isn’t sure when he will actually return home, saying he’s taking things “day-by-day,”