Judge Orders Twitter to Give Elon Musk Former Executive's Documents
According to a Monday court order, Twitter must hand over documents from former executive Kayvon Beykpour to Elon Musk. According to Musk, he needs the information about Beykpour to calculate the number of fake accounts on Twitter.
The number of bots and fake accounts is the focal point of a lawsuit between Twitter and Musk. Since the billionaire renounced at the last minute to take over Twitter for $44 billion, the parties have been engaged in a battle. Twitter wants to take Musk at his word.
The Tesla founder wants to take over Twitter only if the company comes up with the exact number of bots and fake accounts. He says the social medium has not been honest about the numbers. Musk says he was misled when the deal was made.
Beykpour left Twitter earlier this year. He did so after it was announced that the company would be acquired by Musk. Musk's documents state that Beykpour was most directly involved in determining the number of fake accounts.
The billionaire, through his lawyers, also requested to have access to data from 21 other individuals who he believed had relevant information. Those requests have been denied.