The obvious response to Elon Musk’s announcement to cancel the Twitter purchase was a lawsuit. After all, not even the world’s richest man can get away with it when he promises to pay a hefty amount of money for one of the world’s largest social networks…and at the last minute call off the deal. This week the details of the lawsuit filed were made public, including the sum that Twitter wants to obtain: the 44 billion dollars promised.
The truth is that the case of Twitter is quite solid. Musk initially agreed to buy the social network for much more than it was worth, and there was never any clause in the contract that mentioned the number of fake accounts or bots. More importantly, Musk’s decision has sent Twitter’s stock value into a major slump and put the social network’s future in an undesirable state.
The most curious thing has been the defense that Twitter has created for your case. The company wants to prove that Musk never had any real intention of buying the social network and that his request for information from bots is an excuse for not fulfilling the agreed agreement. “Musk apparently believes that he, unlike any other party subject to Delaware contract law, is free to change his mind, wreck the company, discontinue operations, destroy shareholder value, and walk away.”
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Interestingly, the defense has found its biggest source of evidence in the billionaire, with a good portion of the document filled with screenshots from Musk’s timeline, seeking to show his erratic behavior.
For example, Twitter lawyers rescue the May 16 interaction when Parag Agrawal, CEO of Twitter, in which he tried to answer your questions about the false account information that Musk had requested. Musk’s response: a poop emoji.
It is not all. Twitter lawyers also shared two memes in which Musk mocked his decision to cancel the purchase “For Musk, it seems; Twitter, the interests of its shareholders, as well as the transaction that Musk accepted, as well as the court in charge of prosecuting it, that everything is nothing more than an elaborate joke.