Elon Musk, one of the tech world’s biggest names and influencers, has been busy lately with his new company called The Boring Company. But it’s not all work and no play; he’s also been filing lawsuits in court against people who have been making false claims about him on Twitter, including the writer behind the popular parody account @Elon_Musk_.
In other words, Elon Musk would like some time to prepare for the contentious trial involving his withdrawing from the agreement to buy Twitter for $44 billion.
Twitter has requested expedited treatment and a hearing as early as this September, according to Musk’s team.
Musk’s attorneys argued earlier that Twitter’s motion was the result of a “sudden request for warp speed after two months of foot-dragging and obfuscation,” and that this was their “latest tactic to shroud the truth about spam accounts.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk contends that an expedited hearing is an unfair tactic and would hide the extent of the platform’s fake account problems. Twitter sued Musk earlier this week, alleging he was engaging in bad faith to back out of the deal.
If we push for trial, Musk’s attorneys argue that it would be an extraordinary feat to get through a complex broken deal case within five to six months, so we will aim for trial in February 2023 would balance the interests of the parties and the Court.”
There was a 60-day deadline for Twitter’s hearing request.
Tesla declined to comment on the matter. Musk did not return a request for comment.