Elon Musk vs. Twitter: Hollywood Agent Ari Emanuel Attempts Settlement Ahead of Court Proceedings

One of Hollywood’s most influential talent agents is attempting to pave a settlement between Elon Musk and Twitter, ahead of upcoming court proceedings that could force the Tesla CEO to honour his original buyout proposition.

According to Bloomberg which cited people familiar with the private discussions, the CEO of talent agency Endeavor Group Holdings Ari Emanuel is attempting to woo Musk and Twitter in finding a solution ahead of court proceedings scheduled for October. The Hollywood talent agent has reportedly been discussing the matter with Twitter board member Egon Durban over the past few weeks, urging the two parties to overcome their dispute regarding Musk’s proposed buyout outside of the court system.

Durban relayed Emanuel’s message to his fellow board members, but it remains unclear whether Twitter issued a response to the talent agent. Emanuel has close friendships with both Musk and Durban, with the latter currently sitting on the board of the directors at Endeavor. Musk previously occupied a seat on the talent agency’s board as well, but stepped down earlier this year; still, the two remained close, and were even spotted on holidays in Greece this summer.

Twitter has repeatedly stated it’s committed to enforcing Musk’s merger agreement in court, and is certain that it could force the Tesla CEO to fork up the full $54.20 per share. The social media giant is likely not looking to settle the case outside of court at a significant discount given that it could give shareholders incentive to open lawsuits against its board of directors.

Emanuel’s mediation attempts come at a captivating time for Wall Street and the tech world, which is fixated on the dispute between one of the world’s richest men and an influential social media company. After agreeing to purchase Twitter for $44 billion back in April, Musk decided to walk away from the deal, citing Twitter’s dishonestly about the proportion of spam and bot accounts.

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