NEW: Musk Says Twitter’s Board ‘Deliberately’ Hid Evidence from Court

October 31st, 2022 6:18 PM

Elon Musk says Twitter’s board “deliberately” hid evidence from the court in its lawsuit against him.

On Sunday night, Musk tweeted that the company and its legal team hid significant evidence from the court during proceedings that would have affected the platform’s value. The lawsuit between Musk and Twitter ended after he went through with the purchase.

"Wachtell & Twitter board deliberately hid this evidence from the court," Musk tweeted, including a screenshot of messages from a Twitter executive referencing "fraudulent metrics."

"Stay tuned, more to come…," he added in the tweet. 

In August, NewsBusters reported that Musk said he would close the stalled deal if Twitter provided evidence to the SEC that confirmed the true number of bot accounts on the platform.

“If Twitter simply provides their method of sampling 100 accounts and how they’re confirmed to be real, the deal should proceed on original terms," he said at the time. "However, if it turns out that their SEC filings are materially false, then it should not."

A follow-up report from NewsBusters detailed Twitter’s accusation that Musk wrongfully held up the deal, while Musk’s legal team blamed the company itself.

"Twitter offered Mr. Musk billions off the transaction price," attorney Alex Spirol said in a statement at the time. "Mr. Musk refused because Twitter attempted to put certain self-serving conditions on the deal. Any statement to the contrary is a lie."

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