Published: Sat, December 07, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Musk says 'pedo guy' tweet not meant literally

Musk says 'pedo guy' tweet not meant literally

Mr Unsworth is suing the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla cars and Space X for defamation.

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Elon Musk leaves the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, through a back door on December 3, 2019. That appeared to attain some extent for the protection as a result of Musk stated the identical factor about his tweet. "It hurts to talk about it".

Musk, who had traveled to the rescue site to deliver a mini-sub that was never used, has testified he took to Twitter to lash out at Unsworth after seeing the CNN interview because he found Unsworth's remarks about him to be "extremely rude and contemptuous".

Mr Musk despatched Tesla engineers and a small submarine to assist free the boys throughout the Thai rescue effort - however it was by no means used. The kids were saved without the sub.

Rick Stanton of Coventry, the cave rescue diver, testified that Unsworth was essential in providing a detailed map of the cave that helped locate the boys and eventually put them safe after having them. trapped more than two weeks. His "pedo guy" tweet came after he saw a CNN interview in which Unsworth said Musk "can stick his submarine where it hurts".

Those comments were wrong and insulting, Musk told the jury. He nicknamed him "the guy of pedo" on social networks.

Unsworth said that he was to sue Musk for defamation, otherwise the allegation would seem true.

Pressed further by the plaintiff's attorney Lin Wood, Musk testified he did not mean for his tweet about Unsworth to be taken literally.

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In the second day of his testimony Mr Musk repeatedly insisted that his tweets were not meant to be taken seriously. He avoided reporters as he arrived at the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles just after noon local time. The investigator proved to be a con artist, Musk testified.

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As a scrum of journalists waited outside the courthouse, Musk's team used a decoy vehicle to divert attention.

"I'm not sure to the degree I'm influential", Musk said.

"I'll say it again", he said.

"I discover it disgusting", Mr Unsworth mentioned about Mr Musk's "pedo" remark.

He took the stand after Musk.

Unsworth, who lives part-time in Thailand, explained that he had been exploring Tham Luang Cave since 2012 and spending hundreds of hours there every year. The Atlanta attorney is best known for representing Richard Jewell, the security guard falsely accused of being connected to the Centennial Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics.

The billionaire tech executive by British diver Vernon Unsworth after he a "pedo" amid the dramatic rescue of boys from a flooded Thailand cave in 2018.

What did Mr Unsworth say?

Mr Musk's lawyer Alex Spiro countered that Mr Unsworth did not act after the tweet like a man who suffered because of it.

Spiro said in his opening statement that the honors received by Unsworth in Thailand and Britain undermined his alleged anxiety.

He claimed it means "creepy old man", and described the messages as "joking, taunting tweets in a fight between men".

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