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Elon Musk goes to court . . .

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stockhausen, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. .Lethal

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    Funny seeing how upset some people are over this.

    Lots of people bombarded Musk to help because of his privileged position, which he tried to do. This all started when pedo guy mocked his efforts and claimed it was a publicity stunt.

    Had pedo guy kept quiet this would never have got as far as it did.
     
  2. Em3bbs

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    Wow.
     
  3. FoxEye

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    In what world is it acceptable to call this chap by that name, now?

    Is it because he's middle aged and white, and therefore not a protected minority, so fair game?

    If he was black and musk had called him a "pedo black guy", there would be complete melt-down right now.

    PS I'm sure you'd love it if Musk called you a pedo, yeah? You'd probably be thrilled that the Messiah had acknowledged your existence.
     
  4. .Lethal

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    If I called someone out and ridiculed them, I'd expect a retort.
     
  5. G-MAN2004

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    Wow, he absolutely did not deserve to win this case, and this is coming from a big Elon fan. Ridiculous.
     
  6. danlightbulb

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    Just shows how unjust the justice system really is.
     
  7. Hades

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    Wait, what? How did that happen :confused:
     
  8. Roar87

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    *Guy tries to sue Elon for calling him a pedo on Twitter to the tune of $190m dollars*
    OcUK when he doesn't win: omg American justice so bad what kind of world are we living in, what a joke, etc.

    Hilarious.
     
  9. FoxEye

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    You know Elon invited him to sue, don't you?

    Elon said, "You have to wonder why, if he's innocent, he hasn't tried to sue me?"

    It's not about the settlement money. The jury cleared Elon of stating or implying that the diver Unsworth was a pedophile. Apparently calling him "pedo guy" is not the same as alleging that somebody is a pedophile (yeah, right). Despite Elon publicly hiring a private investigator to find evidence that Unsworth was, in fact, a child molestor.
     
  10. Rroff

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    Lack of evidence apparently - supposedly Unsworth's team played mostly on the emotional side of it and spent more time trying to make Musk look bad than present evidence.
     
  11. stockhausen

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    No message.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
  12. jsmoke

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    Where do they get the $190m from.

    The power of one tweet eh.
     
  13. Smokey Deza

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    Ha, suck it Unsworth.
     
  14. Angilion

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    I'm still rowing in the same place, thanks - his primary expertise is in publicity, not engineering.
     
  15. Mr Jack

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    Yeah, Elon deserved to lose this one, and his defence seemed to be guff too. Oh well, no big deal, I think.
     
  16. englishpremier

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    Does it work like that in the US? It all depends on what the Judged ruled with regards to costs no? I know in the UK they changed the system so the loser doesn't pay the winners legal fees. I think the US you only pay for own fees.

    Yeah that just sounds greedy. Surely $250-500,000 would have done it.
     
  17. DarrenM343

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    Crikey, the US is way ahead of the UK there if you only pay your own fees, which is defiantly fair. Am actually surprised if that;s the case. Makes ya think the UK is geared towards protecting the super wealthy and large companies :D.
    Kind of agree with the outcome but it was more than an insult - he was calling for the guy to be investigated. I wonder what would happen if "The Sun" newspaper said that about a celeb in the public eye.
     
  18. jpaul

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    like they said on radio4 last night, musk just channeling iron mans' slurr

    How 'Bout Nonce
     
  19. Roar87

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    He's literally as knowledgeable an engineer as you're likely to meet, but if it makes you feel good then you can just think he's just the bloke who arranges the product unveilings and the "real" engineers at Tesla and SpaceX just humour him. Delusional.
     
  20. RxR

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