Despite having a very expensive legal battle with Twitter looming over his head, Elon Musk appeared to be carefree this week while relaxing on a superyacht.
The billionaire Tesla CEO chose to go on a cruise on Monday as he is currently unwinding off the coast of Mykonos, Greece.
Elon was seen with friends aboard a high-end cruise ship, including Sarah Staudinger, a 33-year-old fashion designer, and her 61-year-old spouse Ari Emanuel, a Hollywood agent whose life served as the inspiration for the HBO series Entourage.
The party was seen splashing around in the water, while Elon, 51, was seen sipping on a cool beverage after patting himself dry with a towel before joining his friends for some sunbathing.
He also observed as Sarah and Ari, who had been married in May, played about by turning the shower head on one another after returning to the swim deck.
Elon himself cracked a joke after noticing how popular the CEO’s uncensored appearance on social media was: “Haha dang, maybe I should take off my shirt more often… liberate the nip! (I’m back at the factory, by the way.)
The vacation was undoubtedly required for Elon to forget about his upcoming legal dispute with Twitter.
The two parties are at odds because Twitter is suing the businessman for failing to execute a $44 billion deal to buy the service.
Mike Ringler, Elon’s lawyer, asserted earlier in July that Facebook “had not fulfilled with its contractual commitments.” He claimed that because Elon had not received the crucial business information he had sought, he was forced to cut the cord.
The action was taken in response to Elon’s declaration that he intended to investigate Twitter’s assertions that about 5% of its daily active users are spam accounts. He had his doubts that the true number of bots on the site is much greater because the data aren’t verified, according to persons familiar with the matter.
The Delaware Court of Chancery was then served with a lawsuit by Twitter.
A judge decided on Tuesday that the trial between the billionaire and Twitter should happen in October, hours after Elon was seen relaxing on the yacht.
Elon has had a particularly hectic year as a result of welcoming a new child with his ex-girlfriend Grimes.
The couple already shared a boy, X A-12, who was born in May 2020, but they revealed in March that they had also discreetly welcomed a baby girl, Exa Dark Siderael Musk. However, Grimes, 34, claimed she and Elon had broken up but remained good friends just hours after announcing the birth of their second child together.