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Attorney suggests $190 million damages in Elon Musk lawsuit

Attorney suggests $190 million damages in Elon Musk lawsuit

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A Los Angeles jury has found Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweetBy BRIAN MELLEY Associated PressDecember 7, 2019, 3:02 AM5 min read Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for weeks in a Thailand cave last year, had sought $ 190 million in damages for the shame and humiliation caused by the man his lawyer called a “billionaire bully." It took less than an hour for an eight-person jury in Los Angeles federal court to reject Unsworth's claim after a four-day trial. Musk said the verdict restored his faith i
Elon Musk ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial to begin

Elon Musk ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial to begin

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Tesla boss Elon Musk is due to take the stand in a Los Angeles court and face the British diving specialist he accused of being a paedophile.Vern Unsworth was among the team credited with co-ordinating the July 2018 rescue of 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Mr Musk, in a now-deleted tweet, described Mr Unsworth as a “pedo guy”. The entrepreneur gave no evidence to support the comment. He is being sued for defamation. Lawyers representing Mr Unsworth have described Mr Musk’s tweets as “vile and false”. The British diver is seeking punitive and compensatory damages.Email to reporterThe outburst last year appeared to be in response to comments made by Mr Unsworth in an interview on CNN, in which he criticised Mr Musk’
Elon Musk reveals why Cybertruck window smashed

Elon Musk reveals why Cybertruck window smashed

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Elon Musk has revealed why the windows of Tesla's Cybertruck broke during an embarrassing launch incident. He blamed the mishap on the order in which a demonstration had taken place.The vehicle was first struck with a sledgehammer in what appeared to be a successful demonstration of its armour body's strength.But this had caused an unseen crack, Mr Musk revealed, which had subsequently led to the windows smashing when they had been hit with a steel ball.The futuristic vehicle was unveiled on Thursday in Hawthorne, California, where its stainless steel, angular design drew a mixed response from the audience. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Mr Musk said the incident could have been easily avoided. Th...
Elon Musk reveals why windows of Cybertruck smashed

Elon Musk reveals why windows of Cybertruck smashed

Technology
Elon Musk has blamed poor planning as the reason why the supposedly unbreakable windows of Tesla's Cybertruck smashed during a botched launch event.The much-hyped unveiling suffered a mishap when the windows splintered twice despite Mr Musk bragging about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned vehicle. The firm's chief executive told an audience in California on Thursday: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. ...
Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe

Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe

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Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck - despite its botched launch earlier this week.The firm's CEO Elon Musk said 17% of the orders are for the single-motor model, 42% are for the dual-motor version and 41% are for the tri-motor model. The much-hyped unveiling went off script when the Cybertruck's windows splintered twice despite Mr Musk bragging about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned vehicle.He told the audience in California: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. ...