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    Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

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    December 4, 2019

    Elon Musk said he was overworked when he called a British diver and cave explorer a "pedo guy" in a tweet to his millions of followers, as the Tesla CEO defended himself on Wednesday at his defamation trial.

    In his second day of testimony in Los Angeles federal court, Musk again expressed regret for the tweet and other comments criticizing the plaintiff Vernon Unsworth, and said he had "absolutely not" been accusing him of pedophilia.

    Under questioning from his lawyer Alex Spiro, Musk said it took him "minutes" to write his tweets, amid a "very extreme" 80 to 100 hours a week schedule running Tesla Inc., which makes electric cars, and the SpaceX rocket company.

    "I wouldn't recommend it," Musk said about his schedule.

    Musk's "pedo guy" tweet is one of three tweets that Unsworth has said defamed him and harmed his reputation. He is seeking unspecified damages.
    The chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Inc and founder of rocket company SpaceX also acknowledged in a packed Los Angeles federal courtroom his net worth, mostly from stock holdings in those two companies, was about $20 billion.
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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On Overwork

    Elon Musk said he was overworked when he called a British diver and cave explorer a "pedo guy" in a tweet to his millions of followers
    Translation: Guilty as charged.









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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On Overwork

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Translation: Guilty as charged.
    Yup. Musk may as well hand over a bunch of cash and cut a deal. He can certainly afford it.
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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    Seriously, just settle this out of court. There's no winning this.
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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    I'd rather this not be settled out of court, nothing better than an over privileged spoiled brat getting what they deserve. Hope there is jail time, he's definitely the type that would not do well in prison.

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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    I'd rather this not be settled out of court, nothing better than an over privileged spoiled brat getting what they deserve. Hope there is jail time, he's definitely the type that would not do well in prison.
    I agree completely. But if Musk was smart that'd be the best course of action for him.
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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    People call each other names every day - including on this forum. The person suing is only looking for deep pockets.

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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    People call each other names every day - including on this forum. The person suing is only looking for deep pockets.
    Oh yeah, totally only in it for the money. Has nothing to with being labeled something that a mere accusation will ruin your life over.

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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Hope there is jail time, he's definitely the type that would not do well in prison.
    If that prison is located on Mars, it should suit Musk just fine.
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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    I don't buy it, Musk knew exactly what he was saying and he got the shyts when his submarine idea was dismissed by this guy as impractical in this situation. It was deliberate, malicious and intended to discredit and defame the guy who was actually involved in rescue work.
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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    "Breaking News".....Kay

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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    I don't buy it, Musk knew exactly what he was saying and he got the shyts when his submarine idea was dismissed by this guy as impractical in this situation. It was deliberate, malicious and intended to discredit and defame the guy who was actually involved in rescue work.
    This is what comes of sleeping on the floor under your desk for weeks at a time. A shower, a change of clothes, and a loving wifey like Cher to guide Young Elonstein around the potholes of life, and he wouldn't be in court making up crap.

    Young Elonstein!!!! CALL CHER!!!!

    Plus trashing a guy who's in the business of saving lives in a rather heroic fashion, in what was a scary claustrophobic craphole of a cave complex while you have armed guards all over the place, it's what dumbasses do.
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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    He would've been better off blaming it on Ambien
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    Re: BREAKING: Tesla's CEO Blames Nasty Tweet On "Overwork"

    Musk was overworked or was the keyboard overworked, or maybe both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    He would've been better off blaming it on Ambien
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