The battle between Elon Musk and Twitter continues. According to documents made public on Monday August 22, the former boss of Twitter Jack Dorsey received an injunction from the American billionaire to provide him with any files or communications in connection with the takeover agreement signed in April between Mr. Musk and the social network, as well as any information about fake accounts or how Twitter calculates the number of its active users.
Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, had signed a 44 billion dollar agreement to buy the social network, before breaking it unilaterally in early July. He believes that Twitter lied about the proportion of automated accounts and spam on its platform, and even claims that the social network has ” fraud “ by voluntarily increasing the number of monetizable accounts. The social network, he says that spam accounts for less than 5% of users.
A trial is due to start on October 17.
As soon as the takeover agreement was broken, Twitter sued Mr. Musk to force him to honor his promise. Elon Musk counterattacked, with a complaint in which he asks the court to release him from the agreement and order Twitter to pay him damages.
All documents available on these subjects at Jack Dorsey since January 2019 are affected by Elon Musk’s injunction. Jack Dorsey left the general management of Twitter in November.
Lawyers for both parties have been waging a fierce battle for weeks with subpoenas and injunctions to provide documents. A trial is due to open on October 17 before the Delaware Court of Chancery, a court specializing in business law, and last five days.