Jurors from the Elon Musk defamation trial reportedly deliberated for less than a half-hour before ruling in his favor: 'It was very clear' https://t.co/lZEpFZoOpC— Business Insider (@businessinsider) December 6, 2019
- So... OP is at a loss for fucking words and she officially hates this jury. Mr. Grimes was found not liable in the defamation case.
- Last year, diver Vernon Unsworth was considered integral for navigating the rescue of the 12 young boys stuck in a cave. Upon hearing that Musk had a submarine that claimed could help reassure the boys, Unsworth called it a PR stunt
- In response Musk referred to Unsworth as a "pedo"
Defamation cases are very hard to win in the States, but it seemed as though Unsworth had an advantage saying that because Unsworth was not a public figure the threshold for establishing defamation would be lowered.
Musty defended his accusation by saying it was an off the cuff remark about being slighted and said that the insult is frequently used in South Africa and not meant to be taken literally. However, Musk had a follow up tweet (later deleted, because of course) that he'd bet one million dollars the accusation was true. It was also alleged (maybe confirmed) that Musk hired a private investigator to dig up anything sordid about Unsworth in order to cement the allegation. But remember the dips hit didn't mean it literally y'all. We also learned Muskrat's personal wealth is $20 billion with a whole ass B. Mr. Unsworth was only seeking $75K in damages although some reports said he was seeking $190m - he deserved it though.
Mr. Unsworth said the accusations caused him immense pain saying he felt "humiliated, ashamed, dirtied".
A few jurors had to be dismissed due to following Moosk on Twitter and one even had an interview at SpaceX, there were some Tesla owners and one dismissed for having strong opinions about billionaires.