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"Musk's influence and wealth cannot convert his lies into truth or protect him from accountability for his wrongdoing in a court of law," Mr Unsworth's US attorney, L Lin Wood, said.
originally posted by: MisterSpock
75K?? That's it????
Wow, way to low ball that.
He could have asked for a few million and probably settled out of court for like 750K.
The first amendment of the United States Constitution which protects free speech makes defamation a challenging legal action to bring.
A plaintiff (the person bringing the case) has to prove the statement made about them is false and that it has caused them material harm.
However, the toughest hurdle is that if the person bringing the case is regarded as a public figure - and 'public figure' is given a pretty wide interpretation - it has to be proved that the defendant acted maliciously.
Yeah, double standard for sure, and most of us agree which 1 could be more problematic.
originally posted by: Athetos
Elon’s a dummy for halving a toke but no one bats a eyelash at a guy drinking 6 whiskeys.
a reply to: Illumimasontruth
Yeah. I get the feeling he just wants an out of court settlement.