Messages between Tesla chief Elon Musk and prominent Twitter placeholders – Jack Dorsey, chairman of the board Bret Taylor and current director Parag Agrawal – were released during ongoing documentation ahead of Elon Musk’s lawsuit against Twitter.
Elon Musk and Twitter are due in court in mid-October, which will decide the former’s acquisition of the social media platform for $44 billion.
In new messages that have been revealed, Elon Musk told Parag Agarwal that he didn’t think he should be “anyone’s boss”.
Elon Musk said: “Frankly, I hate managing [sic] Things. I don’t think I should be anyone’s boss. But I love helping solve technical/product design issues,” adding that he wanted to be treated “like an engineer rather than a CEO.”
In a response from Parag Agrawal to Elon Musk, he said: “You are free to tweet ‘is twitter dying?’ or anything else on Twitter – but it’s my responsibility to tell you that this doesn’t help me improve Twitter in today’s environment.”
“The next time we speak, I would like you to provide yourselves [sic] perspective on the level of internal distraction right now and how it [sic] affecting our ability to work,” he added.
Elon Musk replied, a minute later, “What have you been doing this week? I’m not joining the board. It’s a waste of time. Will make an offer to make Twitter private.
Elon Musk’s messages with Jack Dorsey were also revealed in which Elon Musk blamed Parag Agrawal.
“You and I are in perfect agreement,” Elon Musk sent Mr. Dorsey. “Parag moves way too slowly and tries to please people who won’t be happy no matter what he does.”
Jack Dorsey replied, “At least it’s become clear that you can’t work together. It clarified.