Twitter CEO Elon Musk Finally, he apologized to his 126,000,000 social media followers for spreading a false conspiracy theory about the brutal hammer attack. Paul Pelosi In his October home.
“I apologize,” Musk After a chorus of requests for him to do it Friday, when the horrifying video footage taken by body cameras of officers arriving at the scene of the attack was released.
But Musk The conspiracy theory that this attack was part in a sex dispute with a male escortee, he pointedly refused to denounce. In fact, he tweeted that he believes it may be true.
After the vicious assault, a number of right-wing Republicans — including Sen. Ted Cruz Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) — made light of the crime that fractured the skull of the husband of former speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
Paul Pelosi He was taken to the hospital and had surgery to fix his skull fracture as well as to treat serious arm and hand injuries. Donald Trump expressed skepticism Information about the attack
Like others MuskHe suggested that the man responsible for the horrible attack on the victim was an older man, who is 82 years old. Pelosi had picked up at a gay bar San Francisco, rather than by an invader. They are baseless “proof” That was it Pelosi He appeared to have his underwear on. He was, actually, wearing his underwear, and was lying in bed when his house was invaded.
David DePape currently resides in prison and is being tried on various charges, including elder abuse. He called a San Francisco station to discuss the attack on Friday, saying that he regretted it. “didn’t get more of them,” Evidently he was referring to Democratic legislators. According to investigators, he wanted Nancy Pelosi when he broke into the couple’s San Francisco home.
Right away after violence. Musk linked to an article in the Santa Monica Observer The attacker claimed the attack happened as a drunk Pelosi I was having a heated argument with my male escort. It was all false. But Musk wrote: “There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye.”
Adam Kinzinger (former Illinois Republican Rep.) tweeted this Friday: “Hey @elonmusk care to react to the Pelosi video? You spread the big conspiracy…”
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle also tweeted: “This would be a perfect moment for @elonmusk to apologize to the Pelosi family.”
Musk responded: “I did.”
This could not be established immediately if Musk had reached out to the family to apologize — or if such an apology was accepted, given that he hadn’t denounced his lie.
One user on Twitter wrote: “Idiots on the left want @elonmusk to apologize to the Pelosis. For what? It is still a questionable and bizarre situation between two men in their underwear.”
Instead of discrediting the conspiracy theory Musk responded: “Nonetheless, I apologize.”
Musk’s ugly attack on Pelosi It was an echo of Vernon Unsworth’s shocking attack on British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth who, in 2018, risked his own life to rescue 12 Thai boys trapped in a cave cave. In the midst of a heated Twitter debate about how to rescue them, Musk Called the rescuer “pedo,” For those who are short “pedophile.”
He was then sued in the case for defamation. Musk In Los Angeles Court, he testified that he used this word “pedo” It is not intended to be used as a substitute for an “insult” — not as a statement of fact. He intended to insult you “creepy old man,” Musk insisted.
A jury concluded that Musk did not defame Unsworth.