Taylor Swift is exhausting the patience of a student who tracked her plane data: Elon Musk previously got into legal cases because of the same thing
Jack Sweeney, the creator of accounts that track the private flights of celebrities and billionaires, is at risk of facing a new lawsuit.
Supervised Personal Flights
Warning from Taylor Swift's Lawyers
In December, Taylor Swift's lawyers sent a legal letter to a student demanding he stop publications about the singer’s flights on social networks, otherwise they threatened to file a lawsuit. According to the statement, such actions cause “direct and irreparable harm, emotional and physical suffering.”
Sweeney's defense and response
In response to the allegations, Jack Sweeney stated in a commentary The Verge that he himself did not intend to cause harm, and in fact respects Taylor Swift and her music. He also emphasized that he believes in transparency and availability of public information.
Public Flight Information
Along with aircraft available through the FAA, Sweeney's accounts provide information on fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, Taylor Swift was named the celebrity with the highest CO2 emissions from private air travel.
Disagreements between the parties
Representatives for Taylor Swift responded to the allegations, saying that many flights were committed by other people, not the singer. In response, Sweeney noted that Swift's team's statements contradict each other and are reminiscent of Elon Musk's lawsuit last year.
Parallel with Elon Musk's lawsuit
User Sweeney compared the accusations against him to the lawsuit filed by Musk in 2022. Elon Musk was banned from Twitter for allegedly posting “assassination coordinates.” In response to this, Sweeney created an account on which he publishes information about Musk's private jet, but with a 24-hour delay.
- Taylor Swift - famous American singer and songwriter
- Jack Sweeney - student, creator of accounts tracking private flights of celebrities
- Elon Musk - businessman and engineer, founder of Tesla and SpaceX
- CO2 - carbon dioxide