After a counterattack by Elon Musk, who filed a complaint against Twitter, the social network rejects his claims and claims that they are “incredible and contrary to the facts.” The legal battle escalates.
Elon Musk decided to counterattack last week. In July, Twitter filed a complaint against Elon Musk in the Delaware Court of Chancery, a US business court, for breach of an acquisition agreement. The American billionaire has effectively abandoned the $44 billion takeover of Twitter. Now, Elon Musk has also filed a complaint against Twitter for not providing him with the necessary information about fake social media accounts and spam accounts.
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According to Elon Musk, the information shared by Twitter is not enough to make sure that less than 5% of the platform’s more than 220 million users are fake accounts or spam accounts. The businessman even claims that Twitter misrepresented or omitted information that could reveal the company’s value.
According to Twitter, Elon Musk finds excuses to refuse takeover of the social network
Following Elon Musk’s complaint, Twitter decided to respond with a 127-page legal document. This document was published yesterday. The blue birds social network describes Elon Musk’s claims as “implausible and contrary to fact.”
The legal document details, in part, that: “When Twitter sued to defend its rights and showed the weakness of those reasons, Musk spent weeks looking for more speculative reasons — counterclaims — that offer an entirely new set of justifications for violating it.” . Counterclaims are a story made for litigation that defies evidence and common sense.”
Thus, the legal battle between Twitter and Elon Musk escalates ahead of the trial. Recall that Twitter has already won the first victory over Elon Musk regarding the date of the trial. While the American billionaire wanted to delay the lawsuit until February 2023, Twitter managed to win his case by asking him to send the lawsuit as soon as possible. In fact, it will take place on October 17, 2022, if both parties cannot reach an agreement before that date.