As Twitter and Elon Musk prepare for their October 17 trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery to argue over his bid to break their $44 billion acquisition deal, Musk’s legal team filed a subpoena for evidence of a known face: former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Dorsey stepped down as Twitter CEO for the second time last November, handing over control of the company he helped found to Parag Agrawal. He runs Square and Block and, reportedly, spits on Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter in private messages.
It’s hard to say what information Dorsey has that Musk couldn’t get just by texting him! But with billions of dollars at stake, Musk’s legal team is throwing all the rules to back up his (weak) argument that the company isn’t telling the truth about measurements of bots and spam among the daily active users on its platform. The subpoena lists what information Dorsey is being asked for, including documents relating to “the impact or effect of fake or spam accounts on Twitter’s business and operations, Twitter’s use of mDAU as a key metric” and “any process or workflow , other than the mDAU audit and the suspension workflow that Twitter uses, discussed, or considered detecting and labeling accounts as spam or fake.”
A recent ruling by Judge Kathaleen McCormick also gave Musk’s team access to information from former Twitter chief of product Kayvon Beykpour, and in a separate filing today, Musk’s team sued the other Twitter exec Agrawal fired on the same day as Beykpour, Bruce. Falck.