'Teflon man' Musk gets away with 'pedo guy' tweet

07 December 2019 - 00:18 By Nicola Groom and Rachel Parsons

Even before the verdict came in on Friday, South Africa-born Elon Musk had earned the sobriquet Teflon Man on Twitter.

Once a US jury decided that he hadn’t defamed a British man by calling him a “pedo guy” in a post on the social media platform, his reputation as a controversy-stirring billionaire who escapes relatively unscathed from the firestorms he creates for himself seemed to be sealed...

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