Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet

 Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over pedo guy tweet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles on Friday found in favour of Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk in the defamation lawsuit brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

The verdict was delivered on the fourth day of the trial a short time after the case was handed to the jury of five women and three men. The plaintiff, Vernon Unsworth, was seeking $190 million (£148 million) damages against Musk, who during the trial estimated his net worth at $20 billion.

(Reporting by Nichola Groom in Los Angeles; Writing by Steve Gorman; editing by Grant McCool)

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Updated Date: Dec 07, 2019 05:06:15 IST