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Elon Musk wins in defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet

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Saturday, 07 December, 2019, 12:10
Elon Musk wins in defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet

A jury ruled on Friday that Elon Musk is not guilty of defaming Vernon Unsworth, a British cave explorer who took part in the 2018 rescue operation that freed 12 boys on a soccer team and their coach after they became trapped inside a cave in Thailand. A jury ruled on Friday that Elon Musk is not guilty of defaming Vernon Unsworth, a British cave explorer who took part in the 2018 rescue operation that freed 12 boys on a soccer team and their coach after they became trapped inside a cave in Thailand.

"My faith in humanity is restored," Musk said after the verdict was announced, BuzzFeed's Ryan Mac reported.

Mac described Unsworth's expression as "stone faced."

Unsworth sued Musk in 2018, accusing him of defamation after the Tesla and SpaceX CEO called him a "pedo guy" on Twitter. (Musk later apologized to Unsworth and deleted the tweet.)