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Elon Musk adds whistleblower as new reason to cancel $44-bn Twitter deal

Musk is seeking testimony from Peiter Zatko, Twitter's ex-head of security, to bolster his legal argument he can walk away from the Twitter

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Elon Musk and Twitter lobbed salvos at each other Tuesday in the latest round of legal filings over the billionaire Tesla CEO's efforts to rescind his offer to buy the social media platform.

Musk filed more paperwork to terminate his agreement to buy Twitter, this time based on information in a whistleblower complaint filed by Twitter's former head of security. Twitter fired back by saying his attempt to back out of the deal is “invalid and wrongful.” In an SEC filing, Musk said his legal team notified Twitter of “additional bases” for ending the deal on top of the ones given

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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 4:13 PM IST

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