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

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles on Friday found in favour 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 (£148 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)