Musk Dealt Setback as Tesla Critic’s Smear Trial Nears

January 29, 2023

Musk complained about Hothi in an email to the founder of a website that publishes legal filings, Aaron Greenspan. Musk accused Hothi of actively harassing and “almost killing” Tesla employees, according to court filings. In December, after the defamation trial had already been postponed, Musk filed a countersuit that sought to drag Greenspan into the mix. Read More: Musk Fails to Get Tesla Critic’s Defamation Lawsuit Thrown OutAlameda County Superior Court Judge Julia Spain rejected the argument. In 2020, Greenspan sued Musk for defamation, claiming he’d been targeted in an organized online campaign by Tesla trolls.