- Records belonging to the former product director Kayvon Beykpour must be made available on Twitter.
- Judge Kathaleen McCormick stated that just one of the individuals named—Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s former head of consumer products—must “collect, evaluate, and provide documents.”
- As the October 17th trial date for Twitter’s lawsuit against Musk for trying to scuttle their $44 billion deal approaches, Musk’s lawyers are looking for evidence to support his claims that Twitter committed fraud, while Twitter’s legal team is issuing subpoenas to help their case. Musk is selling billions of dollars worth of Tesla shares.
- Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, has fired Beykpour and the head of sales, Bruce Falck, is a former executive.
Elon Musk’s attorneys scored a partial victory this week in their Delaware Court of Chancery battle with Twitter, filing a motion asking for information from 22 Twitter workers, or “custodians,” in addition to 41 individuals on whom both parties had already agreed to provide data. Judge Kathaleen McCormick issued her decision on the matter Monday afternoon, stating that Twitter must “collect, examine, and submit records” from only one of the people named: Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s former head of consumer products.
With the trial date for Twitter’s lawsuit against Musk for attempting to break up their $44 billion transaction approaching on October 17th—and Musk is selling billions of dollars in Tesla shares—his attorneys are looking for evidence to back up his claims that Twitter committed fraud, while Twitter’s legal team is issuing subpoenas to aid their case. According to anonymous sources, Musk’s lawyers are pursuing information from Twitter employees ranging from mid-level executives to lower-level employees, and his legal team has filed another motion to compel to pursue information on Twitter’s user data, as well as the methods used to collect and analyze it.
According to a long countersuit (to which Twitter has already answered), they claim the firm obstructed Musk’s attempts to verify statistics on the number of daily active users since Musk doubts the company’s assertion that spam bots account for less than 5% of accounts measured.
We described Beykpour as “responsible for choosing what tools Twitter really creates for individuals to express themselves” when he spoke on our Decoder podcast last year to discuss Twitter’s next goals. These tools featured Super Follows, live audio Spaces rooms, and Revue bulletins.
However, he is now a former executive after Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, sacked Beykpour and the revenue head, Bruce Falck, in a single sweeping action on May 12th.“Parag requested me to leave after letting me know that he wanted to take the team in a different direction,” Beykpour revealed on Twitter.
According to Bloomberg, “We look forward to studying Beykpour’s conversations and will continue to seek information and witnesses until the complete truth is revealed,” said Musk lawyer Alex Spiro.