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Former Employees Sue Justin Sun and TRON Foundation, Alleging Workplace Hostilities

Postby MrFredPFL » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:11 pm

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In a 70-page court document filed in October in California state, Richard Hall, 50, and Lukasz Juraszek, 28, said they put up with escalating hostilities on the job that culminated in their termination last summer from BitTorrent, a file-sharing service that combined with the TRON Foundation in a $120 million sale two years ago.

The TRON Foundation is the main sponsor of the TRON cryptocurrency. Justin Sun, TRON Foundation’s 29-year-old founder and CEO, and Cong Li, 37, the head of engineering, are named together with the companies as defendants in the lawsuit, made public last week.

According to the lawsuit, Sun berated Hall with derogatory exclamations to pressure him into fast-tracking BitTorrent software releases. On other occasions, Juraszek claimed, Sun slapped Li and was never disciplined for it, and Li appeared to have physically hit a manager whom he allegedly had a pattern of verbally attacking in person and in group chats.

The lawsuit also highlights the ethical dilemmas confronting cryptocurrency professionals working on technology touted as value-neutral that can be used to break laws. Hall said he flagged the risks of third parties hosting copyright-infringing content and child pornography, but Sun and Li cared little about his proposal to retain lawyers to review the TRON Foundation’s BitTorrent updates.

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