A court in Delaware, on the east coast of the United States, ruled Wednesday that Elon Musk will be allowed to file whistleblower disclosures during his lawsuit against Twitter. This court responsible for resolving the dispute, on the other hand, rejected the request of the Tesla boss to postpone the trial, scheduled for October.
Musk has been trying for months to get out of the $44 billion takeover of Twitter.
Peiter Zatko, the former head of security at Twitter, recently claimed that the social network hid “huge and shocking” security flaws, misleading regulators and users.
To justify exiting the business, the billionaire previously disputed the San Francisco-based company’s user figures, believing they were inflated by millions of automated accounts.
However, Zatko’s claims gave Musk a new argument.
Zatko, who was fired from Twitter earlier this year, reported serious flaws in the company’s handling of users’ personal data, including using outdated software.
He also said executives hid information about the breach and the lack of protection of user data.
Twitter sued Musk to force him to complete his buyout plan.
More than 100 people, banks, funds and other businesses have been named in the case, which is expected to open on October 17 in Delaware Court.