Magic Leap says its head of security tried to ‘extort millions of dollars’ with frivolous lawsuits

Secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap is alleging that its current director of global security tried to extort the company for “millions of dollars” by threatening to file frivolous lawsuits against it. In a complaint published yesterday, the company asked a Texas court to preemptively declare that Magic Leap did not discriminate or retaliate against Todd Keil, a former Department of Homeland Security employee who joined Magic Leap in 2015. It claims that Keil was preparing to “falsely pose as a victim of unfair employment practices” and sue Magic Leap for violating age discrimination and whistleblower protection laws.

Magic Leap paints Keil, who it hired as senior director of global security, as a disengaged employee with a…

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Author: Adi Robertson

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