Elon Musk wants cave rescuer’s defamation suit dismissed

Elon Musk wants cave rescuer’s defamation suit dismissed

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In a fitting end to a year of questionable tweets, Elon Musk is asking the courts to drop a defamation suit filed against him after insulting a British cave diver on Twitter this summer.

A motion to dismiss the case was filed Wednesday to the U.S. District Court in California’s Central District where Vernon Unsworth, a UK citizen, filed a complaint in September alleging Musk used defamatory language when Musk tweeted Unsworth was a “pedo guy,” then later sent an email to a BuzzFeed reporter accusing the diver of being involved in child sex trafficking. The tweets have since been deleted and Musk publicly apologized — on, you guessed it, Twitter. Read more…

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