In the endless affair of the takeover of Twitter, Elon Musk has found a new joker. The billionaire demands to know the names of specific employees of the social network so that he can audition them.
New twist in the legal battle of the year. Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, for an estimated $44 billion, is a soap opera that never ends. According to the sources of Bloombergthe billionaire would accuse the blue bird of withholding information concerning the names of employees who can help him in his trial.
Twitter employees banned from talking?
The businessman’s defense of his withdrawal from the purchase is that Twitter allegedly lied about the number of fake accounts on the network. Elon Musk’s lawyers therefore asked to interview the employees specifically responsible for assessing the share of spam and bots among supposed Twitter users. Names that Twitter would refuse to reveal, in particular because the main concerned would like to remain anonymous and would be prohibited from talking about the file.
Musk’s lawyers petitioned Judge Kathaleen St. J. McCormick to force Twitter to release the information. A letter addressed to this Delaware magistrate was filed under seal last Tuesday. If the request is granted, in accordance with state law, Twitter’s attorneys will have five business days to determine what confidential information may be disclosed. The social network has not yet commented on the situation. Recall that, earlier this week, Elon Musk sold $6.9 billion worth of Tesla shares to avoid any complications if the Twitter purchase were to materialize.