December 9, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Elon Musk replied to podcast host Lex Fridman’s tweet about his ideas on Johnny Depp’s defamation case towards Amber Heard
  • The Tesla CEO stated that each stars had been “unimaginable” and that he hopes they transfer on following the trial
  • Musk’s assertion obtained blended responses on social media

Elon Musk is breaking his silence about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp with a tweet praising each stars after their legal professionals gave closing arguments of their defamation trial.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO responded to podcast host Lex Fridman’s tweet about his ideas on the defamation case after six weeks of testimony from Depp and Heard’s authorized groups.

The podcast host, who can also be a analysis scientist at MIT and has 1.4 million followers on Twitter, wrote: “1. Fame is one hell of a drug (for some). 2. Psychiatrists & legal professionals are available drastically various ranges of talent. 3. Mendacity to hundreds of thousands of individuals is one thing people are able to. 4. Love might be messy. 5. Mega pint of wine.”

“I hope they each transfer on,” Musk commented on Fridman’s tweet Friday, hours after the listening to ended. “At their greatest, they’re every unimaginable.”

Heard started dating Musk not long after her split from Depp in 2016, with their relationship lasting several months. The billionaire was originally named as a potential witness in the case but ultimately did not testify in the trial.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for allegedly defaming him in a Washington Post op-ed, in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse,” without naming the actor. Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million. Both have accused each other of domestic violence, with each denying abuse themselves.

Musk’s tweet about Heard and Depp raised some eyebrows on social media, with a number of users speculating which side he supported.

“I think this is his way of supporting Johnny (because he likely went through some abuse and manipulation, too, so stands in solidarity) without pissing off Amber too much lol,” one person suggested.  

“I do not know tips on how to learn this tweet taking into consideration you challenged Depp to a boxing struggle and he known as you ‘Mollusk’ and stated different “threats” in direction of you,” Dalas Assessment wrote, including: “It might’ve been humorous to see you on that trial.”

“Pricey Mr. Musk, why did you run away and did not say this in courtroom or through video deposition? Why did not you go and inform the reality about [the] lacking marks on her face? You had been ‘invited’ to take action. Now, when your phrases aren’t wanted any longer, you need to say one thing concerning the case?” one other commented

Musk was introduced up just lately within the trial when Depp returned to the stand. The actor referred to the tech mogul as “mollusk” in a collection of textual content messages proven within the courtroom. In a single textual content Depp wrote, “Let’s see if mollusk has a pair… Come see me nose to nose…. I’ll present him issues he’s by no means seen earlier than…. Like, the opposite facet of his d–k once I slice it off,” in keeping with Leisure Tonight.

Some Twitter customers, nonetheless, imagine Musk made the best alternative in not getting concerned within the trial.

“Elon is true. They’re each good individuals, however at this level, they merely simply hate each other. Once you hate one another, that is a robust indicator for divorce,” one commented.  

“By no means communicate poorly of an ex,” blended martial artist Jake Shields replied. “It reveals you’ve got poor judgment and in addition communicate poorly of somebody you had been as soon as near. In the event that they did you soiled, silence continues to be the most effective reply in 99% of circumstances.”

The jury went into deliberations Friday afternoon however concluded after solely two hours. They’re going to resume deliberations on a verdict Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend.

Elon Musk has clashed earlier than with US securities regulators eager to seek out out why he did not allow them to know sooner about growing his stake in Twitter forward of transferring to purchase the worldwide on-line platform. Photograph: AFP / JIM WATSON

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