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[WATCH] Twitter Claims Elon Musk Is ‘Slow-Walking’ Trial Over Broken $44B Buyout Deal

[WATCH] Twitter Claims Elon Musk Is ‘Slow-Walking’ Trial Over Broken $44B Buyout Deal

In the continuing saga of billionaire weirdo Elon Musk pretending he was going to buy Twitter as a way to distract everyone from an SEC investigation regarding Tesla, Twitter is now accusing Musk of dragging his feet regarding the app’s lawsuit to hold him to his promised $44 billion takeover, asking a Delaware judge to order him to complete the merger at the agreed price of $54.20 per share.

On Monday, Twitter said Musk is trying to “slow walk” the proceedings and requested a September trial to ensure deal financing remains in place, according to a court filing.

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After he decided to walk away from the deal, Musk, who is the world’s richest person and also owns the rocket-building company SpaceX (that’s the one where he paid off an employee he sexually harassed to stay quiet, which is a thing not enough people talk about), accused San Francisco-based Twitter of “rushing the trial” to obscure the truth about spam accounts and to “railroad” him into buying the company. Right, the company he worked really hard to pretend he was buying is at fault. Sounds like a typical abuser’s response to me, but maybe ask all of the baby mamas of his 10 kids what his temperament’s like.

Musk’s lawyers are planning to countersue Twitter to gather more information about spam accounts. Which is hilarious, because the bulk of Musk’s followers are fake accounts, but whatever.

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The two sides will make their arguments about the trial’s proposed start date to a Delaware Court of Chancery judge on Tuesday.



Anyway, Elon Musk is the worst and I hope Twitter gets a few billion out of him for their troubles. Maybe they’ll use the extra scratch to finally let us have a free way to edit our most recent tweets.

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