The world of journalism collided with the unpredictable antics of Elon Musk when the SpaceX and Tesla CEO threw a punch at CNN’s Don Lemon during a live interview. The shocking incident, which has since gone viral, has led Lemon to pursue legal action against the tech billionaire.
The altercation occurred midway through the interview when Lemon pressed Musk on the recent controversy surrounding his acquisition of Facebook and the suspension of Whoopi Goldberg’s Twitter account. The visibly agitated CEO responded, “You’re just trying to stir the pot, Don. Stick to the facts, and stop spreading fake news.”
Lemon, refusing to back down, continued to question Musk’s motives, asking whether he was attempting to control the flow of information by monopolizing social media platforms. In a sudden burst of anger, Musk threw a punch at the CNN anchor, shocking viewers around the globe.
Although Lemon was not seriously injured, he and the network have since announced their intention to pursue legal action against Musk for assault. In a statement, Lemon said, “I’ve interviewed countless high-profile individuals over the years, but never have I experienced such a blatant disregard for journalistic integrity and personal safety. I am left with no choice but to take legal action to ensure this kind of behavior is not tolerated.”
Musk, known for his cavalier attitude and unpredictable behavior, has yet to issue a formal apology. Instead, he tweeted, “Next time, Don, try asking about my mission to Mars, and we’ll get along just fine. #sorrynotsorry”
As the legal drama unfolds, many are left questioning the future of Musk’s burgeoning social media empire. With tensions running high and the world watching, one can’t help but wonder if this incident will be the turning point in Musk’s quest for global domination.
No matter the outcome, one thing is certain: the Musk-Lemon showdown will go down in history as one of the most jaw-dropping moments in live television. And as for Don Lemon, his commitment to journalistic integrity remains unshaken, even in the face of a billionaire’s fury.