Elon Musk will have to answer questions from Twitter lawyers for two or even three days next week as part of the legal battle over his $ 44 billion takeover deal from the social network, which he wants to give up. The deposition will take place in private, at the offices of a law firm representing Twitter, on September 26, 27 and, “if necessary”, September 28, specifies a document added to the file on Tuesday.
The purpose of such a move is, according to the site of the Delaware courts where the proceedings are taking place, to help the teams prepare for the trial by having a better idea of what the opposing party will say on the stand. The trial is due to take place from October 17 to 21.
Twitter would have agreed to pay a fortune to the whistleblower who accuses the network of lies
Elon Musk announced in April his intention to own the microblogging site, but eventually said in early July that he was terminating the deal on the grounds that the San Francisco-based company he allegedly lied about the proportion of fake accounts on its platform. Twitter had then filed a complaint for the transaction to be completed. The parties have, as part of the preparation for the trial, ordered dozens of people, banks or companies to come and answer questions or provide documents. The ex-boss of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, must himself be questioned on Tuesday.
Takeover of Twitter: a new element added to the file could benefit Elon Musk
Twitter shareholders had approved, Tuesday, September 13, the agreement to buy the platform by Elon Musk for 44 billion dollars, a commitment to which the multi-billionaire terminated unilaterally, accusing the company of having lied to him. A vote that consolidates the position of the social network as the opening of the trial approaches.