A California State Judge Julia Spain has rejected Elon Musk’s argument on the defamation petition filed by Randeep Hothi against him.
Randeep Hothi had filed a defamation case against Musk after tech billionaire started a hate campaign against him in the email to an online tech editor and accused him of being a liar & almost killing Tesla’s employees.
Musk targeted Hothi after he witnessed two incidents involving him, which Hothi claims were both harmless.
- In Feb 2019, Hothi was confronted by security guard of Tesla sales centre in Fremont were he showed up to conduct research
- In April 2019, Hothi uploaded pictures of Tesla test car on twitter which he spotted
Elon Musk has claimed that the case is baseless and should be thrown out but according to the Judge Hothi has shown that he could win the lawsuit and has refused to throw the case out.