Elon Musk to go to trial in December over ‘pedo guy’ tweet

October 30, 2019

Los Angeles district judge ruled jury will decide whether Tesla chief’s statements about British diver amount to defamation.

Elon Musk will go to trial in December, after a judge denied his request to throw out a defamation lawsuit by a British man Musk called a “pedo guy”.

Los Angeles district judge Stephen Wilson said a jury would now decide whether Musk’s statements about Vernon Unsworth, a British diver who helped rescue a team of young football players from an underwater cave in Thailand in 2018, amount to defamation.

Read more at https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/29/elon-musk-vernon-unsworth-tweet-trial-defamation-lawsuit