Four of the most senior members of Twitter’s past C-suite are suing Elon Musk for more than $128.6 million, claiming the new owner of the social media giant schemed to bilk them out of their contractual severance to save $200 million after buying the site back in 2022.

“Because Musk decided he didn’t want to pay plaintiffs’ severance benefits, he simply fired them without reason, then made up fake cause and appointed employees of his various companies to uphold his decision,” their complaint said.