On Monday, Elon Musk threatened to pull out of his D 44 billion deal to buy Twitter because he had accused the company of “refusing to provide information about his spam bot account,” the Associated Press reported. Lawyers for the Tesla CEO wrote a letter Monday threatening to include the social platform in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The letter said Musk had repeatedly asked for information since May 9, almost a month after the company offered to buy, so that he could assess how many of the company’s 229 million accounts were fake. A message was given Monday morning asking for comment from Twitter.
Musk’s lawyers said in the letter that Whiter only offered to provide details about the company’s testing procedures. But they claim that this is “equivalent to rejecting Mr. Musk’s data request.” Musk wants data so he can verify what Twitter has to say.
Lawyers say that based on the latest correspondence from Twitter, Musk believes the company is resisting and undermining its right to information under the April merger agreement.
The letter said: “This is a clear violation of Twitter’s obligations under the consolidation agreement and preserves all rights arising from Mr. Musk, including the right not to complete the transaction and the right to cancel the merger agreement.”
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