Because that's not how any of this works? End of the day there are two stories and one guy (Elliott) who can clear it up for us. Rory's story makes sense, Joe's story sounds unhinged and frankly delusional. Furthermore if Joe is right and he was already in negotiations with Tidal...why would Elliott approach Rory about potentially doing business? What gain would there be for Elliott? You may say it would be to gauge whether Joe told his team anything but again, what does Elliott gain? The more logical story is that Elliott floated a deal to Rory, told him to take it to Joe, he did, Joe got mad, and then Joe approached Elliott to hash out a deal. Joe's story doesn't make sense.