Oh the irony! The same Twitter that didn’t want Musk to buy them out is ready to take their case to court.
Let’s face it. Twitter is the dilapidated double-wide trailer that tried to sell itself as a big white mansion on a hill. But that $44 BILLION price tag just didn’t stick. Especially when Twitter refused to ante up the real “bot data” and reveal all the fake accounts.
Yet, Twitter believes their behavior is “besides the point,” and they want to force the sale now that they’ve had a little time to adjust to the idea. Funny thing is, Musk is no longer interested. And who could really blame him?
Now, Twitter will face Elon Musk in court, as a judge set the case for a five day trial in October.
According to the Daily Wire:
“The reality is that delay threatens irreparable harm to the seller, Twitter, for the reasons I described earlier: The longer the delay, the greater the risk,” Delaware Chancery Court Judge Kathaleen McCormick ruled Tuesday, according to Yahoo! Finance.
“Given this reality I think a schedule closer to the norm is in order. For this reason, I think we should go to trial in October of this year,” the judge added.
Musk inquired early on about data regarding fake and “bot” accounts on the social media site, The Daily Wire reported. In a letter sent through his attorneys, dated July 8, Musk claimed the information had not been provided and demanded the termination of the agreement to buy the platform.
“Mr. Musk and his financial advisors at Morgan Stanley have been requesting critical information from Twitter as far back as May 9, 2022 — and repeatedly since then — on the relationship between Twitter’s disclosed mDAU figures and the prevalence of false or spam accounts on the platform,” the letter said, adding, “Notwithstanding these repeated requests over the past two months, Twitter has still failed to provide much of the data and information responsive to Mr. Musk’s repeated requests.”
Days later, on July 12, Twitter sued Musk in an attempt to compel him to go through with the deal.
Keep in mind, this is much like test-driving a car after negotiating a price with the dealership. Imagine your drive down the highway revealing many mechanical flaws. Thus, you decide not to buy a lemon, and the next day, the dealership takes you to court, because they already agreed to sell. It doesn’t work that way. There are lemon laws in the auto world. Let’s hope this judge follows the same line of common sense. Because leftists certainly see it differently!
“Musk refuses to honor his obligations to Twitter and its stockholders because the deal he signed no longer serves his personal interests,” the lawsuit said. “Elon Musk apparently believes that he — unlike every other party subject to Delaware contract law — is free to change his mind, trash the company, disrupt its operations, destroy stockholder value, and walk away.”
Musk initially said he wanted to buy the platform for reasons outside of financial gain.
“It’s important to the function of democracy, it’s important to the function of the United States as a free country and many other countries, and to help freedom in the world more broadly than in the U.S.,” the billionaire said. “Civilizational risk is decreased the more we can increase the trust of Twitter as a public platform, and so I do think this will be somewhat painful.”
Of course, we know what this boils down to. Because Twitter repeatedly censors the right while promoting leftism at home and abroad. They certainly went into attack mode to silence our own Kevin Jackson, hitting our platform with every tool they have, from shadow-banning to complete account suspension. So we know first hand what Twitter is capable of. However, as much as I’d like to see Musk take over the platform, sometimes you just don’t throw good money after bad. And Twitter is definitely bad.