Basically, NDA's seem completely broken to me. The impetus for my question is: some woman accused Elon Musk of very inappropriate conduct, and alleged that they settled, with her being put under NDA. But now that she's disclosed it, Musk would literally have zero means of collecting damages for breach-of-NDA, unless he wants to publicly admit the truth of her words. So why would he (or anyone) go with a non-enforceable NDA instead of just outright bribing/threatening someone and hoping they go along?
Or is it possible for Musk to collect damages/prosecute for breach-of-NDA without admitting to the public (or a jury) the contents of an NDA?