Musk subpoenas Jack Dorsey ahead of Twitter fight

STORY: Tesla’s Elon Musk has subpoenaed Jack Dorsey ahead of Musk’s court battle over Twitter, according to a court filing.

Musk wants to walk away from his $44 billion dollar deal to buy the tech company.

Now he is seeking documents from Dorsey, a Twitter co-founder who is CEO of the payments processing company Block which changed its name from Square last year.

Dorsey resigned as Twitter’s chief executive last November and left its board in May.

According to a copy of the subpoena, Dorsey was asked for documents and communications about Musk's April agreement to buy the company and about spam accounts on the platform.

It’s specifically asking about documents on Twitter's use of mDAU, a measure of active users on its platform.

Musk has alleged Twitter withheld the number fake accounts in its regulatory filings, which Musk said is part of what he used to value the company.

Twitter has denied Musk’s spam allegations and declined to comment on the subpoena.

Musk told Twitter he was ending the deal in July.

The two sides have since sued each other, and Twitter has asked a Delaware judge to order Musk to close the deal, with a trail set to start in mid-October.

Dorsey had tweeted support of Musk’s buyout offer in April, and the two men have agreed on the need for more transparency for Twitter’s algorithm and allowing users more control over the content they see.