Parler was an up and coming social media app that seemed to be on track to fill a void for conservative voices who had been muzzled or censored by traditional big tech outlets. Then things all fell apart, and life has appeared to become nothing short of a nightmare for Parler CEO John Matze.
His company filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon after it discontinued its web services last week following the violent riots on Capitol Hill. Amazon then filed a response to the suit, and they claimed the suit “has no legal basis” and alleged that some of their employees have been threatened and harassed.
Matze one-upped Amazon by saying things are so bad for him and his family, that they are now literally in hiding due to death threats and security breaches they have faced. Parler’s lawyers laid out specifics in the filing that Fox News received a copy of of. “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.”
Matze went into detail earlier this week on Fox News about some specific threats he’s received.“There is a group called UGNazi that is targeting me. They published my street address, they threatened to come through my front door.”