Billionaire Elon Musk’s tendency to dish out insults while being questioned under oath will be tested anew on Monday, when lawyers for Twitter Inc are due to interview the Tesla Inc CEO about his abrupt decision in July to ditch his $44 billion deal for the social media company.
The high-stakes Twitter interview is closed to the public and scheduled to begin on Monday. In previous depositions, Musk has called opposing attorneys “reprehensible” and accused them of “extortion”. A five-day trial is scheduled to begin on October 17 in Wilmington, Delaware. Dozens of depositions are scheduled in the case, including of Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Monday.
Musk has shown in his depositions the charm and wit he deploys on Twitter, where he has built a cult-like following. Twitter co-founder and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was scheduled to be deposed last week.