Azealia Banks May Be Subpoenaed for Elon Musk Fraud Lawsuit
Azealia Banks may be headed to court. According to a report from Bloomberg, Tesla investors want Banks to testify in a legal case revolving a controversial tweet tech entrepreneur Elon Musk posted back in August of last year.
It was that August the Securities Exchange Commission sued Musk for jokingly tweeting, "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” The SEC claims that since Musk never discussed his intent to privatize Tesla with any funding source, the tweet constituted a form of fraud.
Now Tesla investors are seeking to subpoena Azealia Banks and her friend, Musk’s ex-girlfriend Grimes. They say Banks and Grimes were with the billionaire tech mogul when he posted the ill-advised tweet. If you remember Banks' social media documentation of her experiences at Musk's home, you understand why they think that.
Back in August 2018, Banks was feuding Musk over her time spent at his Los Angeles-area house while recording a song his then-girlfriend Grimes. In a now-deleted tweet, Banks claims she was there to work on music with Grimes, but alleged that Musk was dropping acid and went into hiding after sending out a tweet about taking Tesla private.
In an interesting note, Musk's attorney Dean Kristy used some unflattering words to describe Banks in a court document he filed Thursday (Jan. 3). In the filing, he says Banks has a history of lying, citing the time Banks reported that actor Russell Crowe allegedly spit on her at a party a few years ago. Unsurprisingly, Banks has clapped back, and it looks like she could be prepping some action of her own.
“I may be a lot of things but a liar is not one of them,” Banks said in the post. “Elon will learn very soon who is more powerful of us two.”
See Banks' IG post directed at Elon Musk for yourself below.
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