Elon Musk protested his innocence too much.
That's the take-away on the Tesla Inc. CEO's trial testimony from the investors who accused him of lying when he tweeted in 2018 about taking the electric-car maker private.
In an "emergency" court filing, lawyers for the investors complained late Thursday to the judge handling the case that Musk and his lawyers have created "confusion" for the jury over the three days the billionaire spent on the witness stand.
"On no less than ten occasions, Mr. Musk testified to the accuracy and truthfulness of the 'funding secured' tweets," they wrote. "Moreover, even though this court already held Mr. Musk acted with recklessness, he testified that his intentions were pure."