A Twitter director was told off by a senior leader for organizing a one-to-one meeting with Elon Musk to discuss ideas before his deal closed, report says

A Twitter director was reprimanded for arranging a one-to-one meeting with Elon Musk, per the FT. Esther Crawford introduced herself to Musk in Twitter's cafe before the deal

closed, the FT said. Crawford went viral for sleeping on the office floor days after Musk's takeover. A Twitter director was told off for arranging a one-on-one meeting with

Elon Musk days before his acquisition closed, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. On Musk's first visit to Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco, Esther Crawford, the

director of product management, introduced herself to him in the company's cafe, people with knowledge of the matter told the FT. Crawford organized a meeting with Musk, in

which she planned to discuss her ideas about creators and payments on the site, the people told the publication. Musk liked her ideas, but other employees were irritated by

her move, people familiar with operations at Twitter told the FT. A senior leader reprimanded Crawford for going directly to Musk instead of speaking to them, the people

told the FT. In November, Crawford was photographed in a sleeping bag on the floor at the office. She retweeted the photo, saying her team was "pushing round the clock to

make deadlines." One senior employee, who remained anonymous, told the FT that the sleeping bag incident "bothered people." The same employee described Crawford as a "bit of

an interpreter" between Musk and the product team. Crawford declined to comment to the FT. Neither she nor Twitter immediately responded to Insider's request for

comment.