Elon Musk summoned former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ahead of his $44 billion legal battle with the social media app later this year.
In October, Mr Musk and the San Francisco-based company will square off in the Delaware Court of Chancery over Mr Musk’s decision to back out of his high-profile purchase of Twitter.
Last month, the billionaire announced on Twitter that he would not proceed with his purchase, claiming that it “made false and misleading representations” when he agreed to take control of it.
It came after a months-long spat between Mr Musk and the Twitter board over the number of bots and fake accounts on the app, with the entrepreneur claiming it was far higher than the tech company claimed.
Mr Dorsey, who resigned as CEO last year, has previously expressed public support for Mr Musk’s takeover of Twitter.
“Solving the problem of it being a company, however, Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.”The subpoena reportedly seeks documents and communications from Mr Dorsey about the Twitter merger, how spam and bot accounts impact Twitter’s business and operations and the use of “monetizable daily active usage” as a key metric.
After Twitter sued to enforce the agreed-upon deal, Mr Musk countersued, claiming they misrepresented the number of fake accounts as being less than 5%.
Despite the legal action, the Twitter board of directors has recommended that the company be sold, and shareholders will vote on it at a special meeting on September 13th.