A court in Delaware, on the east coast of the United States, ruled on Wednesday that Elon Musk would be allowed to present a whistleblower’s revelations during his lawsuit against Twitter. This court responsible for settling the dispute, on the other hand, rejected the request of the boss of Tesla to postpone the trial, scheduled for October.
Musk has been trying for months to extricate himself from the $44 billion takeover of Twitter.
Peiter Zatko, former head of security at Twitter, recently claimed that the social network concealed “serious and shocking” security flaws, misleading both regulators and users.
To justify abandoning the transaction, the billionaire had initially disputed the figures on the number of users of the company, based in San Francisco, believing that they were inflated by millions of automated accounts.
However, Zatko’s claims gave Musk new arguments.
Zatko, who was fired from Twitter earlier this year, reported serious flaws in the company’s handling of users’ personal data, including running outdated software.
He also said executives concealed information about breaches and lack of user data protection.
Twitter sued Musk to force him to finalize his acquisition plan.
More than 100 individuals, banks, funds and other businesses have been subpoenaed in the trial, which is set to open Oct. 17 in the Delaware Court of Chancery.