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Musk deletes tweet claiming Paul Pelosi attacker was gay prostitute

Elon Musk deleted tweet suggesting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul’s attacker was a ‘gay prostitute’.


Elon Musk admits to contemlating suicide. Photo: PATRICK PLEUL/POOL/AFP.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk deleted his tweet suggesting Paul Pelosi’s attacker was a gay prostitute he met during a boozy night out.


According to Sky News, Elon Musk tweeted then deleted a link to an article with an unfounded theory about the Paul Pelosi attack. Paul Pelosi is the husband of House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

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IUS Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and husband Paul Pelosi. Photo: ANGELA WEISS / AFP.

According to Time, Paul remains in the hospital after a man broke into their San Francisco home and attacked him with a hammer early Friday morning. The man identified by San Francisco Police Department is David DePape is, who is charged with attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and several other felonies.

“Paul Pelosi was attacked at home by an assailant who acted with force, and threatened his life while demanding to see the Speaker,” read a statement from Nancy’s spokesman Drew Hammill.

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The since-deleted tweet had a link to an article by the Santa Monica Observer – an outlet which previously claimed that Hillary Clinton died on 11 September and was replaced with a body double. The article suggested Pelosi left a San Francisco gay bar with DePape prior to his assault. 

Musk was replying to a tweet by Clinton. She posted an LA Times article about the suspected attacker, DePape and criticised Republicans for generally spreading “hate and deranged conspiracy theories”. 

“It is shocking, but not surprising, that violence is the result,” read the tweet.

“There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye,” tweeted Musk in response. The tweet has since been deleted.

The latest story by the outlet read “The Awful Truth: Paul Pelosi Was Drunk Again, And In a Dispute With a Male Prostitute Early Friday Morning”. 

Paul was previously sentenced to five days in jail in August after he crashed his Porsche while drunk this year. However, there is no suggestion that he’s gay or an alcoholic. 

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