Twitter representatives are going to question Ilon Mask and ask him a number of questions about his sudden decision to withdraw from the $44 billion takeover deal. Head Tesla and SpaceX are considered to be a difficult witness — testifying under oath, he has a tendency to attack opponents.
According to the court documents, the questioning of the Mask was scheduled to begin on Monday and may continue until Wednesday, if necessary; the businessman was not called to testify on the eve, the sources of Reuters report. The date of his call is unknown; the reason for the delay is also not disclosed.
Mask's eccentric behavior can be a test for Twitter: in 2019, at the SolarCity hearing, a businessman refused to answer the opponent's question five times because of how it was formulated.
Twitter lawyers are supposed to try to use the interrogation to give Mask a decision to get out of the deal for price reasons in stock markets. The mask wants the court to let him do it without penalty, and Twitter is trying to get the defendant to buy a company at $54.20 at a current $41.58.
The hearing will open on 17 October and last for five days, and dozens of witnesses will testify at the hearing, including the head of Twitter, Paraga Agraval, who, by the way, was supposed to testify at the office of one of the law firms representing Mask's interests the previous day, but this also did not happen for some reason.