In another bizarre episode of the ongoing saga between Twitter and Elon Musk, the social media platform, in its lawsuit against the Tesla CEO for backing out of the $44 billion acquisition, used the infamous poop emoji as evidence he had disparaged the company.
Musk used the emoji in response to a May 16 tweet from Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s statement about bot accounts.
In a Twitter thread, Agrawal said rooting out bot accounts was in the company’s and well as users’ best interest.
In response to the drawn-out thread, Musk replied with a single, smiling poop emoji. In a separate Tweet, he wrote: “So how do advertisers know what they’re getting for their money? This is fundamental to the financial health of Twitter.”
The Tesla CEO recently terminated the infamous $44 billion dollar deal to buy the social media giant. In response, Twitter decided to push back by bringing in the big guns to try to hold Elon Musk to the $44 billion deal he’s attempting to terminate.
As we previously reported:
Twitter has hired Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz — big names in business merger law — to attempt to enforce Musk’s original agreement to buy the company for $44 billion, according to reports.
Musk has hired Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, who have represented him before — once in a 2019 defamation case which he won and again in an ongoing case stemming from his attempt to take Tesla private.
Musk informed Twitter via his attorneys that he would not be continuing with the deal, citing the fact that Twitter has refused or been unable to verify the number of bots on their platform, in spite of his repeated asking to do so.
The agreement originally had a $1 billion “break-up fee” in case either party attempted to back out of the purchase. However, Twitter is attempting to hold Musk to the full $44 billion.
Bret Taylor, the chair of Twitter’s board, tweeted, “The Twitter Board is committed to closing the transaction on the price and terms agreed upon with Mr. Musk and plans to pursue legal action to enforce the merger agreement. We are confident we will prevail in the Delaware Court of Chancery.”
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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