Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been acquitted of the libel-free. The jury in Los Angeles languages the billionaire on Friday (Ortzzeit) of the allegation of insult to the British cave researchers Vernon Unsworth against him had collected.
Unsworths lawyer Lin Wood had previously requested $ 190 million in damages from Musk, because this one had attacked him in the summer of 2018 on Twitter, among other things, as a "Nonce-type". Musk hugged his lawyer at the time of sentencing and said afterwards, in front of journalists, his "Faith in humanity is restored".
Background the rescue was a action for a young football team from a cave in Thailand, at the Unsworth significantly was involved. The British had rejected a Musk offered a Mini-submarine to the rescue of the football team and as a "PR-Trick" referred to. The 64-Year-old had asked to Musk in addition, to put the U-boat to get there, "where it hurts". The Mini-submarine was not used because it was, according to the rescue Board for the project to be unsuitable.
The Tesla CEO went off then, but a series of Twitter messages, including the Tweet to the "Pedo-types". In court, Musk defended his choice of words later that "pedophile guy" was a "General insult".
His lawyer spoke of "frotzel the Tweets in a dispute among men." He didn't want to call the rescue diver seriously as a pedophile but as a "vile man," said Musk. He stressed that he had apologised several times. (scl/sda)
Created: 07.12.2019, 02:48 PM