Jump to content

Elon Musk could face defamation retrial as Brit diver's lawyer claims jury blundered


Recommended Posts

Walk away and save some dignity - you've made your point but slowly starting to embarrass yourself - in my measly opinion, the huge settlement amount has me thinking it is all about the money rather than the original name calling incident.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 169
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

It was quite clear and obvious that Musk was referring to Vern . So, you can say anything about anyone as long as you dont directly say their name when its quite clear and obvious that you are ta

I think Mr. Mark Stephen's, Esq. better come to grip with defamation laws as they exist in the USA. One of the key issues was that Unsworth had not shown any tangible damages - on the contrary - no on

Absolutely right. It's gone too far already. Going for such absurdly high damages payments has tarnished Unsworth's rep much more than any tweet would have.   Now is the time to walk away wi

Posted Images

15 minutes ago, monkfish said:

So I assume he got paid for the CNN interview and the SUN and UK tabloid interviews.

There is a text exchange between Vern and the 'agent' regards contacting the UK press. Also appears Vern had a GoPro in the cave and had edited some film. He was asked what he planned to do with the footage. 

Edited by warrima
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, warrima said:

There is a text exchange between Vern and the 'agent' regards contacting the UK press. Also appears Vern had a GoPro in the cave and had edited some film. He was asked what he planned to do with the footage. 

Well that's Unbelievable! My opinion of him just dropped 1 level lower and it was already low.
Really is that what Heroes do lol.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Vernon Unsworth, stop this soap opera, it starts to get really boring!
Maybe you want to help Elon in his low-cost advertising campaign, it almost seems to me that you and Elon have agreed ...
Cut it and forget it, it's important what you are and not what someone says you are!

  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, webfact said:

Now the 64-year-old’s lawyer, Mark Stephens, claims post-verdict interviews with jurors show they decided the tycoon was not liable because he did not name Mr Unsworth in his tweet.

I would have been surprised if the lawyer hadn't done anything, like all lawyers, he also wants his share of glory!
The courts are already full of much more important work, to waste time with two angry children!

Link to post
Share on other sites

According to the full story it was a common phrase used in South Africa, and so was a lot of derogatory terms to people of color, which the US has banned ie the N word. He is now in the US and not SA. Idiot of a man IMO.  

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, brianthainess said:

According to the full story it was a common phrase used in South Africa, and so was a lot of derogatory terms to people of color, which the US has banned ie the N word. He is now in the US and not SA. Idiot of a man IMO.  

The "common parlance in SA" excuse made by Musk was very quickly and completely disproved.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, kiwikeith said:

The way I see it ,Musks lawyer pronounced Musks guiltiness, by saying that when people are angry they say things they do not mean, it was only a joke.

So that precedent says, I could insult people I would not dare to name-- out loudly and get away with it as it was just a joke.

The big joke is that more than likely a brown paper bag decided the verdict for the jury. 

What?? Can't you believe that the jury wasn't fooled by Unsworth's sobbing in the witness box about his reputation being sullied etc. I can. Emotional claptrap. Do you really believe Unsworth is a paedophille because of Musk's tweets etc? Of course, you don't and neither did the jury.

"I'll take it on the chin and get on with life." BS "I want my bloody money and that's that." "Maybe, Rooster will interview me for TVF when I come back with all the money."

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, z42 said:

Absolutely right. It's gone too far already. Going for such absurdly high damages payments has tarnished Unsworth's rep much more than any tweet would have.

 

Now is the time to walk away with dignity fully intact.

Here on TV posters often mock the absurdly low fines given out for traffic violations and physical assault in Thailand. Noting that such low fines don't deter people committing those crimes. Shouldn't the same theory apply to the super rich in this case? 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, ezzra said:

I wonder whether this defamation case would happen altogether had Mr. Musk was an ordinary person and not a billionaire? or that Mr. Unsworth pride were hurts as much had he knew there is no money to be had here?...

 

sort of like if one beer bar expat called unsworth a pedo in a heated argument and it was taped and put online. fat chance of sueing but musk is perceived as a deep pocket target

  • Like 1
  • Confused 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, 30la said:

Dear Vernon Unsworth, stop this soap opera, it starts to get really boring!
Maybe you want to help Elon in his low-cost advertising campaign, it almost seems to me that you and Elon have agreed ...
Cut it and forget it, it's important what you are and not what someone says you are!

I agree.  Sticks and stones.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, pookiki said:

I think Mr. Mark Stephen's, Esq. better come to grip with defamation laws as they exist in the USA. One of the key issues was that Unsworth had not shown any tangible damages - on the contrary - no one paid any attention to Musk's comments and Unsworth's reputation remained unsullied.  Let it be!

Ah! I understand now! Its perfectly ok to call Americans " PEDO GUY!!

Hello PEDO Guys ...cold this morning?

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Sakeopete said:

Here on TV posters often mock the absurdly low fines given out for traffic violations and physical assault in Thailand. Noting that such low fines don't deter people committing those crimes. Shouldn't the same theory apply to the super rich in this case? 

Except in Thailand the super rich get even lower fines.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...