Elon Musk on Monday mocked Twitter Inc.’s menace to sue him following his transfer to desert the $44 billion takeover deal, tweeting the social media agency would want to reveal extra data on bots and spam accounts.
The sequence of tweets on Monday was the Tesla Inc. CEO’s first public response since he made public his intention to ditch the supply on Friday as a result of Twitter had breached a number of provisions of the merger settlement.
“Twitter’s board must contemplate the potential harm to its employee and shareholder base of any additional internal data exposed in litigation,” Benchmark analyst Mark Zgutowicz stated.
Twitter fired again at Musk afterward Monday, accusing the world’s richest particular person of “knowingly” breaching an settlement to purchase the social media agency.
In a letter despatched to Musk, dated Sunday and filed with regulators on Monday, Twitter stated it had not breached its obligations below the merger settlement as indicated by Musk on Friday for seeking to finish the deal.
“Twitter has not suffered and is not likely to suffer a Company Material Adverse Effect,” it added.
Twitter additionally stated within the letter that the merger settlement remained in place, including it will take steps to shut the deal.
Twitter shares fell 11.3 p.c to shut at $32.65 on Monday. The inventory closed at $36.81 on Friday, a 32 p.c low cost to Musk’s $54.20 bid, because it faces a double whammy of a stoop within the broader fairness market and investor skepticism over the deal.