While the first lawsuit between Twitter and Elon Musk will take place in October, the billionaire has just sent an injunction to Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and former boss of Twitter, to obtain documents concerning the number of fake accounts and the internal functioning of the platform.
Elon Musk should have become the new owner of Twitter, following the signing of an agreement with the platform last April. But the boss of Tesla finally decided to give up the takeover of the social network and accuses him of having lied about the number of fake accounts present on the platform, which directly impacts the value of the buyout.
But the story between the billionaire and the social network is far from over since a legal battle between the two parties will begin next October. Indeed, Twitter has decided to file a complaint against Elon Musk accusing him of having deliberately deceived him and of having caused a fall in the stock market. The goal for Twitter is to force Elon Musk to go through with the buyout for $44 billion, as agreed when signing the contract. For the boss of Tesla, the objective is to prove that Twitter gave false information in order to deceive its buyer.
Elon Musk calls on Jack Dorsey to counter Twitter
And as the date for the first trial approaches, Elon Musk this week sent an injunction to Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and former boss of Twitter, to provide him with all the documents since 2019 concerning the agreement with the network. social for the redemption against 44 billion dollars. This information would allow the billionaire to prove that the platform lied about the number of fake accounts present.
This is one of the main points of the legal battle between the two parties which could give the advantage to one or the other depending on the verdict. We will know more from October 17, when the trial will officially begin between Twitter and Elon Musk. A legal battle that could last a long time.