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Elon Musk tells jurors insult provoked 'pedo guy' tweet

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Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:52 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk testified Tuesday that he was being insulting, not literally calling a British cave diver a pedophile when he lashed out on Twitter and ended up in a defamation lawsuit from the man who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year.

The Tesla CEO told jurors that he called Vernon Unsworth "pedo guy" because he was upset the spelunker had belittled his efforts to build a mini-submarine to transport the boys to safety. The sub was never used and Unsworth called it nothing more than a "PR stunt" and said Musk could stick the craft "where it hurts."

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