Twitter drags Elon Musk’s billionaire friends into legal battle

According to The Washington Post, in a summons to court, Twitter’s legal team made a “comprehensive request for communications, including checklists, timelines, presentations, decks, organizational calls, meetings, notes, recordings” related to the financing of the deal.

Among the top investors mentioned in the summons are Marc Andreessen, founder of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), Chamath Palihapitiya, and David Sachs, a former Facebook executive and CEO of Social Capital, which helped Musk form financial services firm PayPal.

Twitter’s legal team has also gone after Tesla and SpaceX board member Stephen Jurvetson, and investors Jason Calacanis, Keith Rabois and Joe Lonsdale.

Lonsdale, general partner at VC firm 8VC, sent out Twitter’s subpoena of a “huge disturbing fishing expedition.”

“Lawyers w/ TWTR @elonmusk & @pmarca & @DavidSacks et al, are sending summons to friends in the ecosystem surrounding a massive harassment fishing expedition,” he posted.

“I have nothing to do with it other than a few lewd comments, but have received a ‘You’re Etiori Commanded’ document notice,” he said.

Musk or his legal team was yet to respond to the Twitter summons.

The world’s richest man has filed a retaliatory suit against Twitter over an ongoing legal dispute with the microblogging platform.

However, the lawsuit is not yet accessible to the public and a partially modified version may soon be available under court rules.

In the Twitter vs Musk legal battle, a US judge has set October 17 as the start date for the high-profile trial by five days.

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