Elon Musk to face trial over ’pedo’ claim against rescue diver

Elon Musk to face trial over ’pedo’ claim against rescue diver

A US judge on Friday said Elon Musk must face a defamation lawsuit by a British diver who said he was falsely branded a pedophile and child rapist by Musk. The court concluded that Musk’s comments were more than merely opinions, and scheduled a trial for October 22. The judge had on April 26 denied Musk’s bid to dismiss the lawsuit brought by diver Vernon Unsworth.

Scruffy Stoat
Scruffy Stoat 1 year

Don't talk trash as an older brit living in Thailand if you don't want someone to reference how strange it is for an old brit to be living in Thailand, the child sex tourism capital of the world. Old rich guys traveling to Thailand has been a running pedo joke for decades.

Joey K
Joey K 1 year

Let Musk say what he wants. He's the only person on this piece of shit planet doing anything remotely innovative. And maybe next time when he offers to help you don't be a dick. Dumb Brit deserves it.

redhandsbluefaces 1 year

Absolute Mad Lad.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 1 year

But I heard you say it. Stand by it or apologise but don’t use your money to crush a search and rescue guy that you’ve slandered in public.

Individual > collective
Individual > collective 1 year

If he called him a nazi or far right it would've been fine tho

Sean Dee
Sean Dee 1 year

I like Elon but sometimes you just need to pay for libeling a guy as a pedophile.

Jackie 1 year

I'm just gonna sit here and wait for the republicans to show up and demand that he have free speech because he said this on Twitter or it "was a joke"

Rick Avory
Rick Avory 1 year

Imagine being that offended for calling someone a pedo guy over Twitter? Lol. That won’t hold up in court.

Bryan Bancroft
Bryan Bancroft 1 year

Fuck Musk and I hope this guy gets his compensation. Vern was one of the divers who actually help save those kids, Musk set a sub like device that was not even used.

David DeBruyne
David DeBruyne 1 year

I don’t know the story but jail for comments?!?!?? Stop preaching your freedoms you sick society

me notyu
me notyu 1 year

sounds like bias on the part of the judge unless the judge is ready to start hearing cases by all the people falsely defamed as racists.

BlackBisector 1 year

*Opens bag of popcorn*

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston 1 year

England has defamation and libel laws unlike America which has freedom of speech through the 1st amendment. Pedo guy hoping for cash.

Dave 1 year

So Musk isn't taking the guy to court, he is taking Musk to court. Title confused me.

Naidu VGA
Naidu VGA 1 year

tsk, tsk, tsk how could you say such things. very immoral indeed. shame

A Fine Witness
A Fine Witness 1 year

Who follows this horse SHIT !!!

DeepFriedPeanut 1 year

he better win ... idgaf what he saod and to who he said it to ... he can its what freedom means.

O'Connor 1 year

for better or worse, I feel it won't go far in the US court. If it does, it will probably cost $75,000 on both sides. hush money is used because it is cheaper than court

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