Elon Musk Shreds Twitter with Memes Mocking Lawsuit Plans
Tesla CEO notes Twitter would be forced to disclose fake account data in court
Elon Musk is mocking Twitter over the social media company's plans to sue the Tesla CEO for pulling out of his $44 billion buyout deal.
Musk shredded Twitter with a series of memes for threatening to take him to court to force him to finalize the deal.
Last week, Musk pulled out of the deal and accused Twitter of failing to provide accurate data on the number of fake accounts on the platform.
The tech billionaire shared one image showing Chuck Norris at a chess board with one pawn confidently staring down a full set of black pieces, suggesting he had "Chuck-mated" Twitter.
Another appeared to poke fun at the social media giant for taking legal action because it means the company will have to disclose spam and fake account data in court, which is what he wants.
The series of comments were shared alongside pictures of him hysterically laughing.
It comes after Musk backed out of his blockbuster deal on Friday because Twitter refused to hand over information on the number of fake accounts on its site.
But the tech giant quickly hit back and said it would be dragging him to Delaware Chancery Court to try to force through the merger.
The world's richest man avoided the topic when he appeared at the Sun Valley Conference in Idaho on Saturday but finally spoke out through the memes.
One of them said: "They said I couldn't buy Twitter.
"Then they wouldn't disclose bot info.
"Now they want to first me to buy Twitter in court.
"Now they have to disclose bot info in court."
In the post featuring legendary TV hardman Chuck Norris, he captioned it: "Chuckmate."
Chuckmate— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 11, 2022
Musk replied to one user who made reference to the number of spambots that they regularly see on the site.
The South African simply wrote: "Hellow??? @SECGov," the Twitter handle of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
On Sunday, Twitter hired a heavy-hitting Delaware-based law firm to sue Musk for backing out of his $44billion deal to buy the company.
The social media giant brought in Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz, and plans to file suit against Musk early this week, Bloomberg reported.
The hiring of Wachtell gives the company access to lawyers Leo Strine and Bill Savitt, who previously served as Chancellors of the Delaware Chancery Court.
Delaware's chancery courts deal with non-jury proceedings overseen by judges known as chancellors.
They often tackle business wrangles, with many top US firms - including Twitter - basing their corporate headquarters there, even when their main offices lie elsewhere.
Chancery courts cannot order punitive damages to be paid, and generally hear cases more quickly than criminal trials, with the Twitter debacle likely to be wrapped up within a few months.
Musk hired Emanual Urquhart & Sullivan LLP., the firm which defended him in a 2019 defamation case, and is currently representing him in a lawsuit related to Tesla.