British Hero Cave Rescuer Vernon Unsworth Loses Libel Case Against Tesla Owner For Calling Him ” Pedo Guy”

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Elon Musk has been found not liable in a defamation case involving British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth.

Vernon Unsworth sued the Tesla co-founder after he called him “pedo guy” and “sus” on Twitter in a argument following the July 2018 Thai cave rescue.

The  court in California heard Mr Unsworth was left feeling “humiliated, ashamed, dirtied” by the tweet from the billionaire.

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Lawyers on behalf of Mr Musk argued it was no more than a playground insult and did not represent an allegation of paedophilia.

The American jury agreed with Mr Musk.

Speaking to reporters outside the courtroom, Mr Musk said: “My faith in humanity is restored.”


Vernon was the hero cave rescuer who led the rescue of a Thai boy’s football team stuck under water in a cave in 2018. He’s now expected to take a Christmas break on the Costa del Sol in Spain whilst considering an appeal as well as possible action in a UK court if he can.

 


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