Elon Musk testifies in Vern Unsworth ‘pedo man’ trial
Elon Musk, chief govt officer of House Exploration Applied sciences Corp. (SpaceX) and Tesla Inc., speaks throughout an occasion at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is testifying in a trial in Los Angeles on Tuesday, after he allegedly defamed a British spelunker, Vernon Unsworth, who’s finest recognized for his efforts to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from flooded caves in Thailand in the summertime of 2018.
Musk arrived in court docket after midday native time, and took the stand round 1:15 p.m. as the primary witness.
Unsworth filed the lawsuit within the U.S. in September 2018.
The battle started when Unsworth criticized Musk for his efforts to contain himself within the Thai cave rescue.
Musk and his workers developed a mini submarine, which they billed as an escape pod that might transport the children out of the caves. On July 8, 2018, Musk wrote in a tweet, “Mini-sub arriving in about…