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Musk’s ‘faith restored’ after winning $190m case over ‘pedo’ tweet

Musk’s ‘faith restored’ after winning $190m case over ‘pedo’ tweet

World
Elon Musk has said his "faith in humanity is restored" after he won a defamation case brought against him for calling a British caving expert a "pedo guy".Vernon Unsworth sued the billionaire Tesla founder after they had a Twitter spat during the July 2018 Thailand cave rescue. Mr Unsworth was left feeling "humiliated, ashamed" by the tweet from Musk, a federal court in California heard.Mr Musk's lawyers argued it was no more than a playground insult and did not represent a genuine allegation of paedophilia. Image: Vernon Unsworth said he would 'take it on the chin and get on with my life' The jury of five women and three men deliberated for less than an hour before finding in favour of Mr Musk. ...
Elon Musk ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial to begin

Elon Musk ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial to begin

Technology
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’