The US Virgin Islands has issued a subpoena to Elon Musk in relation to its lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase, and the Tesla CEO is not too pleased, calling the turn of events “idiotic on so many levels.”
Court filings show that the Virgin Islands is seeking documents in its quest to hold the investment bank liable for sex trafficking acts committed by Jeffrey Epstein, according to Fox Business — JPMorgan is accused of enabling recruiters of Epstein to pay victims and was “indispensable to the operation and concealment of the Epstein trafficking enterprise.”
The subpoena was issued on April 28 and the island government has not been able to track Musk down to serve it, And is asking a federal judge to serve it on Tesla Inc. instead, the business network reported. The Virgin Islands believes Epstein, a convicted sex offender, may have referred “or tried to refer” Musk to JP Morgan as a client.
Musk responded to a tweet from Unusual Whales on the development, calling Epstein a “cretin” in the process.
“This is idiotic on so many levels,” he said. ‘One: That cretin never advised me on anything whatsoever. Two: The notion that I would need or listen to financial advice from a dumb crook is absurd. ‘Three: JPM let Tesla down ten years ago, despite having Tesla’s global commercial banking business, which we then withdrew. I have never forgiven them.”
This is idiotic on so many levels:
1. That cretin never advised me on anything whatsoever.
2. The notion that I would need or listen to financial advice from a dumb crook is absurd.
3. JPM let Tesla down ten years ago, despite having Tesla’s global commercial banking…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 16, 2023
It’s not clear if Musk will comply with the subpoena, should the Virgin Islands succeed in serving the billionaire — the Caribbean island hired a private investigator.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter — see if you can pick up on a theme:
The subpoena is clearly political and clout-driven in nature. And they’re on a fishing expedition. Throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. Sorry for all the mixed metaphors.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 16, 2023
Elon getting subpoenaed is likely politically motivated. Elon has upset a lot of very powerful people in the Democrat Party and now has a target on his back. It’s very unfortunate that he will be persecuted for promoting free speech and exposing government corruption at Twitter.
— Adam Lowisz (@AdamLowisz) May 16, 2023
One of the great things about Twitter is that you can get a real time response directly from the source.
— Kerri Gray (@kerrikgray) May 16, 2023
Here we go…….the way the USA government is these days , I wouldn’t be surprised if they try to frame @elonmusk just simply because he’s against censorship and doesn’t bow down to their demands. Terrible!
— Jeff Montes (@realjeffmontes) May 16, 2023
It’s obv Elon . They automatically want to tie your name with his in the MSM knowing people will then associate you with him & not look into the actual facts. It’s a distraction from the ones who utilized his “services” & they won’t get subpoenaed for anything … typical agency pic.twitter.com/wq03Lnuj6p
— Stacey Ann (@stangewear) May 16, 2023
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