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Elon Musk is being sued for defamation after calling a man a neo-Nazi on X

On Monday, Twitter’s new owner received a new lawsuit from Elon Musk, who has been suing frequently.

Musk was sued for defaming a California man after the owner of X (formerly Twitter) claimed he was a federal agent undercover with a Pacific Northwest neo-Nazi organization.

Rose City Nationalists had their masks removed during an Oregon LGBTQ pride fight. After seeing footage of the incident, some X users misidentified one of the men as Benjamin Brody, a 22-year-old Jewish fraternity member who had said he wanted a government job on the fraternity’s website.

Musk repeated the lies on X, calling the incident and Brody’s involvement a “probably false flag situation.” Musk’s massive presence on the platform fed Brody hate after he joined the false conspiracy theory. The lawsuit claims Brody and his family were “repeatedly doxed and suffered an enormous wave of harassment from belligerent strangers.”

“Two weeks after Musk’s statements, it was apparent to Ben that his reputation had been catastrophically damaged and that a huge number of people believed he was either a neo-Nazi or a provocateur involved in a deceptive “psyop” to commit political terrorism,” the lawsuit

Musk has been sued for defamation before for careless and inflammatory remarks. British cave diver Vernon Unsworth sued Musk for calling him a “pedo guy” during a heated argument about the 2018 Thai cave rescue of children. Musk won in court in 2019.

Mark Bankston, the lawyer who sued Alex Jones for spreading Sandy Hook conspiracies for years, is leading the lawsuit. Jones lost several defamation cases and was ordered to pay Sandy Hook victims’ families over a billion dollars.

“Today, I am proud to announce I have filed suit against yet another notorious disseminator of false information: The owner of this platform, Elon Musk,” Bankston wrote in a long X thread. Musk will keep going until stopped. It appears that a shy 22-year-old whose life was shaken by Musk’s recklessness is now responsible.

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