By Oyintari Ben
Elon Musk charged Twitter on Thursday for rejecting his revised offer to buy the social media company for the initial share price of $54.20.
The multi-billionaire businessman also requested that a trial that was set to start later this month be put on hold by the Delaware Chancery Court. Since Musk made a purchase offer for Twitter and later opted to back out because the firm reportedly did not give him the information he needed about bot accounts, the two parties have been engaged in legal disputes.
“Twitter won’t accept “yes” as a response. Surprisingly, they have insisted on moving forward with this lawsuit, recklessly jeopardizing the contract and jeopardizing the interests of their stockholders, “Attorneys for Musk stated in a recent court document.
“Twitter offered Mr Musk billions off the sale price. While Twitter tried to attach some self-serving restrictions to the agreement, Mr Musk rejected it. Any statement to the contrary is a lie,” Musk’s attorney, Alex Spiro of Quinn Emanuel, said.
Twitter responded by stating that it disagreed with the attempt to halt the trial.
According to a source with knowledge of the situation who spoke with News agencies, the court postponed the trial shortly after Musk asked to cancel it on Thursday.
According to the source, the trial’s new start date has been changed from October 17 to October 28. Musk previously stated that he anticipates the agreement with Twitter to conclude that day.
As a result, Musk wrote in the complaint, “this action is now moot, and there is no need for an expedited trial to require Defendants to do what they are already doing.”