Legal Analysts

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Newsmax: Elon Musk vs. Anti-Defamation League: Free Speech Fight or Frivolous Lawsuit? Attorney Andrew Lieb Trial

Attorney Andrew Lieb joins Newsmax National Report Court show to discuss a potential defamation lawsuit threatened by Elon Musk against the Anti-Defamation League. Andrew Lieb represented the ADL in a mock trial setting. He argued that any claims by Musk of the ADL spreading defamation would be difficult to prove, as calling someone Anti-Semitic is a non-actionable opinion under free speech law. Lieb also noted that as public figures, Musk would need to prove actual malice by the ADL to have a case. He believed this threatened lawsuit appeared frivolous and intended to silence free speech.