Elon Musk to be deposed in Twitter lawsuit

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Elon Musk to be deposed in Twitter lawsuit

Elon Musk will be deposed on Sept. 26 and 27 as part of a lawsuit filed by Twitter seeking to force the Tesla chief executive to follow the $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant, according to a Tuesday court filing.

The filing states that the Musk deposition may stretch into Sept. 28 if needed.

A Twitter spokesman wouldn't say anything.

Twitter accused Musk of not honoring his obligations under the agreement because he signed no longer serves his personal interests. Musk's $54.20 per share offer was accepted by the company in April.

Musk claims that Twitter breached its obligations under the agreement by misrepresenting the total number of spam and fake accounts on its platform. There is less than 5% of the total users of Twitter, according to the fact that fake accounts make up less than 5% of its total users.

The suit, filed by Musk's legal team last week, included allegations from Twitter whistleblower and former security chief Peiter Mudge Zatko. The deal, which Twitter called "illegal and wrongful," has been filed by the billionaire three separate termination notices in an effort to walk away from it. The deposition announcement comes ahead of Twitter's legal showdown with Musk, which will kick off on October 17th in the Delaware Court of Chancery. The subpoenas were issued for former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and former Intel Corporation CEO Robert Swan.