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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Elon Musk in court for calling someone a ‘Pedo’

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk said Tuesday he did not literally call a British caver a pedophile during their infamous spat on Twitter, telling a Los Angeles federal court that he had simply defended himself from unprovoked insults.

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The judge also rejected a bid to classify Unsworth as a public figure, which would have made defamation harder to prove

Unsworth, who lives in Britain and Thailand, is expected to give his version of events when he testifies in the trial set to last through Friday. He is seeking unspecified damages for pain, suffering and emotional distress.

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AFP with additions from GVS news desk