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Elon Musk’s X to pay legal fees for Brampton, Ont., doctor reprimanded for COVID-19 tweets | Globalnews.ca

Elon Musk’s X says he’s funding the legal fees of a Canadian doctor previously reprimanded by regulators for his tweets about COVID-19.

In a post Sunday morning on the X News account, the company formerly known as Twitter wrote that it was “proud to defend” Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill against what it called “government-backed efforts to cancel his speech.

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In 2021, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario warned the Brampton, Ont.-based pediatrician over her tweets, including one saying COVID-19 vaccination was not necessary.

The doctor has an ongoing crowdfunding campaign seeking $300,000 to help her pay legal fees, including a costs order related to a lawsuit she launched against what she called a “campaign of malicious online defamation.”

Gill posted a message saying Musk was committed to paying for the remainder of his crowdfunding campaign and helping him appeal the College’s warnings starting in 2021.

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Gill tagged Musk in a post asking for help earlier this week, saying she owed about $300,000 in fees due in four days.

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