Elon Musk Deposition Set This Week Ahead of Twitter Trial

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to answer questions about his upcoming trial with Twitter, which the social media platform hopes will force him to follow through on plans to purchase the company for $44 billion.

Musk is set to be deposed on Monday and Tuesday, ahead of his trial with Twitter in the coming weeks, as The Independent reports per a filing with Delaware’s Chancery Court.

The deposition will require Musk to answer questions under oath and could extend through Wednesday if the third day is needed.

Musk’s deposition comes just a few weeks ahead of the trial, which is set for October 17-21. The deposition is not public, and it’s unclear whether it will take place in person or via a video call.

After Twitter moved to sue Musk to force his hand in the $44 billion takeover, Musk responded with a counter lawsuit over the company’s failure to accurately provide bot data.

The news also comes after former Twitter security head and whistleblower Peiter Zatko alleged that the company misled regulators on its spam and bot account data. Following Zatko’s claims, Musk filed a new termination notice citing the allegations.

Twitter claimed that Zatko’s allegations were “riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies” and “appear designed to capture attention and inflict harm on Twitter, its customers and its shareholders. Security and privacy have long been company-wide priorities at Twitter and will continue to be.”