Itsallaguess wrote:Musk seeks to dismiss 'pedo' defamation claim -
Elon Musk is seeking to dismiss a defamation claim by saying that "over-the-top" paedophilia claims he tweeted should not be taken seriously.
Mr Musk wants the court to throw out the defamation claim because, his lawyers say, his comments were "non-actionable opinion".
The legal team said the Tesla chief had never met Mr Unsworth so his comments had no "factual basis".
Instead, the words were "over-top-insults not driven by first-hand knowledge".
Mr Musk's lawyers argue at length that because the "schoolyard spat" blew up on Twitter, which they say is "infamous for invective and hyperbole", no-one could reasonably believe the comments were truthful.
So his defence seems to be that because all the hassle happened on Twitter, it doesn't count....
That seems to be an interesting line of defence.....no doubt he'll get off with it too....
That would be the same Twitter account which is officially recognised as a valid way of disseminating price sensitive information about Tesla...