Elon Musk Cleared In Diver Def...

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Elon Musk Cleared In Diver Defamation Case

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9:42 AM - 7 Dec 2019



Went on trial for calling diver Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

Elon Musk says his "faith in humanity is restored" after a US jury ruled he wasn't liable in a defamation case involving a British diver.

The billionaire Tesla CEO went on trial for calling Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy" on Twitter, over the rescue of 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave.

Vernon Unsworth was seeking 172 million euros in damages

Meanwhile Musk has been called a "bullying billionaire" after being cleared in the case.

It took just an hour for a jury to rule Mr Musk wasn't liable - which he said "restored his faith in humanity".

But Mr Unsworth's lawyer, L. Lin Wood, says his client took the right action.

"It is not very often that David beats Goliath," he said, "But he had the courage to fight a battle knowing that the odds were stacked against him."



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