CAVE rescue hero Vernon Unsworth went toe to toe with billionaire bully Elon Musk, his authorized crew mentioned.
The Briton took him to courtroom after the Tesla boss known as him a paedo man.
The 64-year-old was in search of 145million damages after he was additionally dubbed a sus on Twitter
Mr Musk, 48, began the row after Vernon led a crew of Brit divers to rescue 12 children from a cave in Thailand in July 2018.
Mr Unsworth informed the LA courtroom he felt humiliated, ashamed and dirtied by the tweet from Mr Musk however a jury took lower than an hour to throw out his defamation claim.
Outdoors courtroom, Mr Unsworths lawyer Mark Stephens, mentioned: Vernon went toe to toe with a billionaire bully.
Not many individuals have the braveness to try this.
Mr Unsworth, a 25,000-a-year monetary adviser who was awarded an MBE for the rescue, mentioned: I’ve to take it on the chin and get on with my life.
Mr Musk left courtroom saying: My religion in humanity is restored.
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The row blew up after Vernon dismissed a mini-submarine put forward by Mr Musk to help save the kids as a PR stunt.
Jury foreman Joshua Jones said they decided Mr Unsworths lawyers spent too much time trying to appeal to their emotions and not enough focusing on the evidence.
He said: In a court of law you have to prove your case, which they did not prove.