Musk seeks documents from Jack Dorsey in fight over Twitter deal

Elon Musk is seeking documents from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey as he pursues his legal fight to walk away from his $44bn deal for the social media company

Dorsey, who resigned as Twitter's CEO, was asked for documents and communications about Musk's April agreement to buy the company and about spam accounts on the platform

Dorsey, who is CEO of payments processing company Block Inc, did not immediately respond to a request for comment

Block was co-founded by Dorsey and changed its name last year from Square

Musk told Twitter he was ending the agreement to buy the company for $54.20 per share because he alleged Twitter had violated the deal contract

Musk has alleged the company defrauded him by hiding the number of fake accounts in its regulatory filings

Musk and Dorsey held discussions in March about Musk joining the Twitter board before Musk revealed he had acquired a 9.1% stake in Twitter

Musk accepted a board seat but before he began his term,  he changed course and offered to buy the company