Elon Musk says 'pedo guy' remark wasn't a pedophilia claim

CNET | 9/16/2019 | Abrar Al-Heeti
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Attorneys for Tesla CEO Elon Musk say his tweets last year, in which he called a British diver a "pedo guy," weren't defamatory.

Elon Musk says he has a different understanding of what "pedo guy" means, according to a Monday filing. Attorneys representing the Tesla CEO are seeking a summary judgement to have a case involving him and a British diver, whom Musk called a "pedo guy" in a tweet last year, dismissed by US District Judge Stephen Wilson.

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Musks' attorney argues the CEO's tweets weren't defamatory, saying, "The term 'pedo guy' was a common insult used during Mr. Musk's youth in South Africa, which he understood was synonymous with 'creepy old man' and aimed at insulting one's appearance and demeanor," the filing says. "The term 'pedo guy' as used...
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