Tesla CEO Elon Musk has accused the Twitter board of “deliberately” hiding evidence from a federal court. The accusation came in a tweetstorm on Sunday, in which Musk also urged investors to sell their shares in the electric carmaker. In a subsequent interview with ABC News, Musk said that he had emails proving that the Twitter board had withheld information from a judge overseeing a lawsuit between Tesla and an investor. He did not provide those emails publicly. Musk has been outspoken about his belief that the Twitter board is biased against him. He has also accused the company’s co-founder Jack Dorsey of not standing up for the company’s shareholders.
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, filed a lawsuit against Twitter on Friday alleging they were hiding evidence from him in a securities case
On Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk filed a lawsuit against Twitter alleging they were hiding evidence from him in a securities case. The suit alleges that Twitter was aware of a potential issue with the Model 3 prior to its public release and hid this information from Musk and the public. According to the complaint, this could have caused significant financial harm for Tesla.
The full case will be heard by a court later this year, but in the meantime, Twitter has released a statement denying any wrongdoing. “Twitter has never been involved in any management or regulatory decisions with respect to Tesla,” the company said in a statement. “We have never withheld information from Mr. Musk and continue to cooperate fully with the SEC inquiry.”
In a tweetstorm on Friday night, Musk alleged that the board of directors at Twitter was
On Friday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to accuse the board of directors at Twitter of “deliberately” hiding evidence from court. In a series of tweets, Musk alleged that the company had deleted tweets that were relevant to a lawsuit filed by investor Antonio Gracias against Tesla. According to Musk, the deletion was done in order to protect Twitter’s “financial interests.”
In his tweets, Musk also accused Twitter of being “corrupt” and said he would leave the platform unless it changes its policies. The accusation comes just days after it was reported that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has been accused of having an affair with actress Amber Heard.
Twitter has yet to respond to requests for comment on the accusations levied by Musk.
He also said that he had
Elon Musk has accused Twitter board of “deliberately” hiding evidence from court, asserting that the social media company is “trying to hide the truth.” In a series of tweets on Friday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said that he had provided additional evidence to the court in his ongoing trial against former business associate Vernon Unsworth – but that Twitter had refused to share it. “Twitter has been refusing to provide the additional evidence I have supplied them. They are trying to hide the truth,” Musk wrote. The email in question allegedly shows that Unsworth was aware of a plan to sabotage one of Musk’s companies – allegations which Unsworth has denied.
Musk’s accusations come after months of speculation about whether or not Twitter would be able to provide key evidence in his trial. Earlier this year, reports emerged that Unsworth had sent an email to another person minutes before he made a tweet accusing Musk of attempted sabotage – but the tweet itself was deleted soon after.
Twitter has yet to comment on Musk’s latest accusation.
On Thursday, August 3, Elon Musk filed a lawsuit against the Twitter board of directors alleging that they have been “deliberately and unlawfully conceal[ing] information” from the court. The suit claims that Twitter has been withholding evidence that could help to prove that Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private was not an intentional deception. In the filing, Musk requests that the court compel Twitter to produce all relevant documents in order to “enable an evidentiary determination of whether Mr. Musk’s tweets were deliberate and false or not.”
In his complaint, Musk alleges that since July 27th, when he tweeted about taking Tesla private at $420 per share, he has received communication from numerous individuals with knowledge of the company stating that such a move would be harmful and unwise. However, despite this warning, on August 2nd Musk sent out a follow-up tweet claiming that he had already secured funding for the transaction and would publish the details soon.
Twitter has so far refused to provide any evidence to support their argument that the tweets were not intentional lies, instead insisting on relying on testimony from employees who were not present during the fateful meeting where Musk allegedly made his decision. If successfully defended, this lack of transparency could have serious consequences for both Tesla and Musk himself.