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

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

Elon Musk attends his trial in a defamation case brought by British cave diver Vernon Unsworth in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles on Friday found in favor of Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> 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 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)