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Defamation Suit Against Elon Musk for Pedo-Guy Tweet Will Proceed

The defamation suit against Elon Musk brought by British diver Vernon Unsworth will go to trial after a judge rejected Musk’s claim that his calling Unsworth a “pedo guy” on Twitter wasn’t a real accusation of pedophilia.

Pedo-Guy Defamation Lawsuit Will Go To Trial Barring Settlement

Last year, Elon Musk called Vernon Unsworth a pedophile on Twitter after Unsworth publicly criticized Musk’s claim that he could provide a submarine to rescue a trapped soccer team in Thailand, prompting Unsworth to sue the Tesla and SpaceX CEO for defamation. According to a new report in The Verge, a judge has just allowed Unsworth’s lawsuit to proceed to trial, barring an out-of-court settlement.

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Source: Interesting Engineering