Elon Musk on Russell Brand: 'It can't be guilty until proven innocent'
"We can't be destroying lives on the basis of potentially false accusations," Musk said.
Elon Musk said during a Thursday space on X that platforms should wait for a conviction prior to demonetizing actor and podcast host Russell Brand, who faces allegations of sexual assault.
"There obviously needs to be a conviction here," Musk said. "It can't be guilty until proven innocent."
"They're just sort of in the witch burning phase here... I think this witch burning might be deep-seated, frankly," Musk said. "We can't be destroying lives on the basis of potentially false accusations."
Conservative media personality Ben Shapiro hosted the space, which also discussed free speech, antisemitism, and faith.