Elon Musk’s desperate plea to his father: ‘Please be quiet’ ignored

Elon Musk begged his father to “please keep quiet” after he gave an interview about their relationship to Kyle and Jackie O on Kiss FM.

Errol Musk, 76, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that he was not proud of his billionaire son when he was questioned about the matter live earlier in the week.

But the retired electrical engineer later said he misspoke at the time because he didn’t hear the question correctly.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Errol said his three daughters were either very upset about the comments he made about Kyle and Jackie or that they refused to speak to him for several days.

“Elon knows it’s not true, so he’ll never get upset with him. Errol said he just laughs about that kind of thing.

“But the last message Elon sent me was: Dad, the press plays like a violin, so please keep quiet.” “

It comes after Elon accused Twitter of fraud, alleging that the social media platform misled him about key aspects of its business before he agreed to a $44 billion purchase deal, as the court battle raged.

The Tesla chief filed the lawsuit late Thursday while fighting a Twitter lawsuit seeking to force him to close the deal, which he tried to cancel.

Elon argued in filing the lawsuit in a Delaware court that the number of users whose ads can be displayed on the platform is far below the company’s figures.

The prosecution claimed that “Twitter’s disclosures are slowly unraveling, with Twitter frantically closing gates to information in a desperate attempt to prevent the Musk parties from revealing their fraud.”

In its own file, Twitter dismissed the mercurial billionaire’s argument, calling it “unreasonable and as counterproductive as it sounds.” “According to Musk, Twitter – the billionaire founder of several companies, advised by Wall Street bankers and lawyers – was duped into signing a $44 billion merger agreement,” Twitter said.

Elon last week filed his counterclaim, which was finally announced on Thursday, along with a legal defense against Twitter’s claim that the billionaire is contractually obligated to complete the acquisition.

“distort and distort”

“Counterclaims are a litigation prepared tale that contradicts evidence and common sense,” Twitter argued in the lawsuit.

A five-day trial to hear Twitter’s lawsuit against Elon has been scheduled for October 17.

The Tesla chief took over Twitter’s board with an offer of $54.20 per share, but then announced in July that he was terminating their agreement because the company had misled him about counting fake accounts and spam.

Twitter, which closed at $41.06 on Thursday, stuck to its estimate that less than five percent of activity on the platform is due to “bots” rather than people.

Twitter told the court that Elon’s claim that the false account number exceeded 10 percent was “untenable.” The company also disputed Elon’s assertion that he was entitled to walk away from the deal if the number of bots on Twitter turned out to be wrong, because he didn’t ask anything about the bots when he made the offer to buy.

Twitter accuses Elon of making up a story to escape a merger agreement he no longer finds attractive.

“Twitter has complied in all respects with the merger agreement,” the company said in the lawsuit filed with Chancery Court in Delaware.

Musk’s counter-claims, which are based on distortion, misinformation and outright deception, change nothing. The social media platform urged shareholders to approve the deal, setting a vote on the merger on September 13.

Billions of dollars are at risk, but so is the future of Twitter, which Elon has said should allow any legal speech – an authoritarian stance that has raised fears that the network could be used to incite violence.

– With AFP

Originally Posted as “Please keep quiet”: Elon Musk’s desperate plea to his father has been ignored

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