Twitter has reportedly appointed lawyers to sue Elon Musk for withdrawing his $44 billion takeover bid for the company
Elon Musk responded late Sunday evening to the latest major development in his ongoing dispute with Twitter by tweeting a meme of himself laughing after Twitter reportedly hired lawyers to sue him for withdrawing his $44 billion takeover of the company.
The post includes four photos of the Tesla founder laughing, each with a caption that reads, “They said I couldn’t buy Twitter; then they wouldn’t disclose bot info; now they want to force me to buy Twitter in court; now they have to disclose bot info in court.”
The tweet quickly surpassed 180,000 likes. Musk is one of the platform’s most popular users, with 100.8 million followers.
Musk then tweeted another meme featuring Chuck Norris playing chess. Musk added, “Chuckmate.”
Musk had not been active on Twitter for several days. Sunday night’s post is Musk’s first public statement since Twitter reportedly hired merger law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP to represent it in a pending lawsuit, according to Bloomberg.
A law firm representing Tesla CEO Elon Musk filed a letter to Twitter on Friday, stating that Twitter “made false and misleading promises” when Musk purchased the business on April 25 and has “breached” key conditions of the original agreement.
Musk’s team has expressed concerns about the platform’s “spam bots,” and Musk wants Twitter to demonstrate that less than 5% of its daily active users are automated spam accounts.
Musk claims that Twitter grossly underestimated the number of “spam bots” on its platform.
Twitter claims that spam accounts account for less than 5% of its active user base each quarter.