Musk Cites Twitter Whistleblower in Seeking to Scrap Deal

Lawyers for Elon Musk sent a new letter to Twitter again seeking to terminate his $44 billion agreement to buy the social-media platform, this time citing recent allegations made by whistleblower Peiter Zatko, Twitter’s former chief security officer.

Mr. Musk and his lawyers initially sent a letter to Twitter on July 8 seeking to abandon the deal, though Twitter has since challenged the validity of that notice. Last month, Twitter sued Musk over his attempt to walk away from the deal. A five-day nonjury trial is scheduled to take place in Delaware Chancery Court in October.