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Elon Musk was against Covid restrictions until I needed them

Elon Musk was against Covid restrictions until I needed them

Before Elon Musk announced on October 4 that he would start taking Twitter privately in a $44 billion deal, the billionaire canceled a major deposit.

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has spent the past few months in a legal dispute with Twitter, a social media platform, when he took a surprise turn on July 8 and announced that he no longer wanted to take over the company founded by Jack Dorsey.

The filings were taking place ahead of a trial that was scheduled to begin on October 17 in Delaware because Twitter challenged Musk to withdraw his offer.

Musk blamed Twitter and said the company lied to him about the number of spam bots or fake accounts on the platform.

Twitter has filed a complaint and asked the Delaware Chancery Court to compel Musk to honor his commitment.

Musk changed his mind again and announced on October 4 that he would go ahead with the deal, but he did mention one caveat: Twitter’s lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court should be dropped.

An agreement between Musk and Twitter to end the legal battle has not yet been announced, prompting the judge in the case to announce that it is continuing.

Counsel Kathleen McCormick wrote: “The parties have not made a condition for a moratorium on this action, and neither party has moved toward a moratorium. Therefore, I continue to push for the start of the trial scheduled to begin on October 17, 2022.” Judge in Delaware Court of Delaware.

Before Musk announced the deal, he had already canceled his deposit on September 28, blaming “risks of exposure to Covid” although in March 2020 he decried that the pandemic would be over in a few weeks.

He cited concerns about a Twitter lawyer potentially exposing another person who later tested positive for COVID-19, according to a court filing posted on Oct. 4.

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The filing was scheduled for two days in Austin and it was personal. After Musk’s cancellation, Twitter sought to reschedule the filing on October 6 and 7 in Wilmington, Delaware, the site of the trial that was due to begin in three weeks.

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Musk has been a staunch opponent of covid-19 restrictions and has not hesitated to tweet his often controversial views. His tweets about COVID-19 protection mandates were plentiful and many of them proved lies, such as the statement that the virus did not affect children.

Other tweets about the pandemic have not been received as well as when he said in March 2020 that COVID-19 was “stupid panic”.

The billionaire also ran counter to workplace mandates set by Alameda County, California in May 2020 due to a spike in coronavirus cases. Tesla’s manufacturing plant in Fremont, California in Alameda County. The county has placed restrictions on everyone being housed and that only essential employees can work.

But Musk, the fighter, said on May 11 in a tweet, “Tesla is resuming production today against Alameda County rules, I’ll be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, ask that it’s just me.”

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