Thailand rescue diver could sue Elon Musk for calling him a 'pedo'

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In a freaky series of tweets on Sunday, Musk said he would produce a video proving his submarine would have been able to reach the children and in a comment directed at Unsworth, added: "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it".

Diver Vernon Unsworth was instrumental in the rescue, and he said that Musk's attempt to build a small submarine for the rescue effort was a "PR stunt" that had no chance of working.

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, the CEO of several high-profile American companies, broadcast to his 22 million social media followers on Sunday an unfounded and disparaging claim about an expert caver who criticized a miniature submarine he made.

Unsworth said he would sue Musk if the pedophile accusation is "what I think it is", according to AFP. "He had no conception of what the cave passage was like". Musk struck back on Twitter, suggesting that Unsworth, a British national living in a country infamous for sex tourism, is a pedophile. The Tesla boss said he hadn't seen "this British expat guy" in the caves during the rescue, only Thai military divers. Musk also said he would make a video to prove that the mini-sub could have helped in the rescue.

Unsworth told journalists at the cave site, where a cleanup operation is under way, the remarks about him were an attack on the entire rescue crew.

Unsworth concluded this portion of the interview by claiming that Musk had been quickly asked to leave the cave during his much-tweeted-about visit.




Vern Unsworth, a British cave explorer based in Thailand, helped rescuers navigate the complex Tham Luang cave system where the boys and their coach were trapped for more than two weeks beginning in June.

He then reportedly went after Unsworth, calling him a "pedo" in a now deleted tweet.

Mark Spiegel, an outspoken hedge fund manager who has been betting on Tesla's stock falling for years, said the tweets are showing Musk's fans his true personality.

"Bet ya a signed dollar it's true", Musk said in since-deleted tweets after being challenged on the claim. He said Musk, whom he had never met, must have a "bruised ego".

James Anderson, one of the largest shareholders in Tesla, told the Guardian that he planned to convey his concerns to the company.

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