The request made by Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc., to have his future trial for securities fraud transferred somewhere other than San Francisco was denied by the judge who is now overseeing the case.
Next the judgment, the high-stakes civil trial will proceed with the selection of the jury the following week. Musk argued that the jury pool is biased against him, citing approximately 200 returned juror questionnaires that showed 82% of all of the prospective panelists in the Bay Area who have an opinion of the billionaire view him negatively.
Musk’s argument was supported by the fact that the questionnaires were returned. The tweets that Elon Musk sent in 2018 on Twitter regarding taking Tesla private are the focus of this trial. His legal team contended that a significant portion of the prejudice he encounters in San Francisco is attributable to his usage of social media platforms and his honesty when engaging in such activities.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., has asked the court presiding over his case to move the venue of his upcoming trial for securities fraud from San Francisco to another city.
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