Judge orders Twitter to turn over documents on former Elon Musk executive
A court order Monday requires Twitter Inc to produce documents from a former Twitter executive who said Elon Musk was a key figure in calculating the number of fake accounts on the platform.
Twitter bots and spam accounts are at the center of a legal battle over whether Tesla Inc CEO Musk should buy the social media company for $44 billion.
By order of Prime Minister Kathleen McCormick in the Chancery Court of Delaware, Twitter was ordered to collect, review and produce documents from Kavon Bakepool, former general manager of consumer products.
Musk’s Twitter account and his lawyer, the world’s richest person, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bakepool, who left Twitter after the social media company agreed to be acquired by Musk in April, said in Musk’s court filing that it was “most closely involved” in determining the volume of spam accounts. He was described as one of the executives.
Beykpour did not immediately respond to a request for comment submitted through LinkedIn.
McCormick said in Monday’s order that it would deny Musk’s request for access to 21 other people who control relevant information.
Musk’s legal team wrote McCormick last week asking him to order Twitter to hand over the employee’s name so he can ask questions.read more
Earlier this month, Musk accused Twitter of fraud by misrepresenting the actual number of active users on its platform, an allegation Twitter denied. The company accuses him of breaching an agreement to buy the company and wants McCormick to order him to complete the transaction at $54.20 a share.
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