Elon Musk Wins Defamation Trial Over 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

by GoNews Desk 3 years ago Views 1809

Elon Musk Wins Defamation Trial Sparked By 'Pedo G
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk emerged victorious in a defamation suit as a US jury ruled on Friday that he did not defame a British caver who helped in rescuing trapped Thai schoolboys by calling him a “pedo guy”.

Vernon Unsworth sued Mask in 2018, accusing him that the tweet damaged his reputation and made him feel “humiliated, ashamed, dirtied”.

Unsworth had helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thai cave last year. Musk had referred to Unsworth as "pedo guy" and “sus” in a tweet sent shortly after the rescue leading to a public row between them.

Musk told the court that the phrase "pedo guy" was common in South Africa, where he grew up.

The jury reached its decision within an hour, after which Musk, speaking to reporters, said: "My faith in humanity is restored."

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