Elon Musk Subpoenas Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey | Inquirer Technology

Elon Musk Subpoenas Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey

04:43 PM August 23, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently filed a subpoena against Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. This move marks the latest update regarding the legal battle over Musk’s attempt to break his Twitter acquisition deal.

Dorsey will have to submit various documents for the upcoming trial. He must bring information on the social network’s internal metrics, Elon Musk’s merger agreement, and details regarding fake bots and spam accounts.

ADVERTISEMENT

At the time of writing, there are no details about what Musk aims to learn from the Twitter founder. However, he already filed a previous subpoena on August 15, 2022. 

Musk and Twitter filed legal actions.

Elon Musk subpoenas Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.

Photo Credit: www.republicworld.com

Twitter must submit documents from the former General Manager of Consumer Product Kayvon Beykpour. The order came from Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

FEATURED STORIES

Musk accused Twitter of fraud for misrepresenting the number of actual active users on the platform. According to him, Beykpour was one of the Twitter executives who were “most intimately involved with” identifying the number of spam accounts. 

Elon Musk’s legal team also wrote to McCormick about a request for access to 21 other individuals who also handled relevant information. However, McCormick stated in her order on Monday that she denied this request. 

On the other hand, Twitter responded to these actions by accusing Musk of breaching his agreement to acquire the social network. Also, the company wants McCormick to order Musk to complete the acquisition agreement at $54.20 per share. 

In a court filing, Twitter said, “Musk’s counterclaims, based as they are on distortion, misrepresentation, and outright deception, change nothing.”

Previous details on the Elon Musk Twitter deal

At the time of writing, the Twitter stock price closed at $43.01. In April, Dorsey publicly supported the Musk Twitter deal via tweets, saying: 

ADVERTISEMENT

“Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness. Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is ‘maximally trusted and broadly inclusive is the right one.”

On May 13, 2022, Elon Musk was negotiating how to raise enough equity to fund the Musk Twitter deal. According to his SEC filing, he increased the agreement’s equity component. In other words, it would use more of Musk’s assets. On April 25, the former allocation was $21 billion, but he raised it to $33.5 billion.

As a result, the Tesla CEO will not rely on “margin loans.” These are loans that use Tesla stock as collateral. The decision came after the stock price crashed from $1,022.37 on April 13 to $658.80 on May 25.

On May 13, 2022, Elon Musk tweeted about putting the acquisition deal “temporarily on hold.” He said it was a response to a report of fake accounts on Twitter. Now, Musk subpoenas Twitter, and they have exchanged legal actions beforehand.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TOPICS: Elon Musk, Twitter
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our technology news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.