‘Pedo Guy’ SUES Elon Musk: British cave expert slurred by Tesla boss in row over rescue of Thai boys

16


‘Pedo Guy’ SUES Elon Musk: British cave expert slurred as a sex offender by Tesla boss in row over rescue of Thai teens trapped underground launches lawsuit for ‘at least $75,000’ against the billionaire

  • Elon Musk accused British diver Vernon Unsworth of being a ‘pedo’ on Twitter
  • Lawsuit filed in LA federal court seeks more than $75,000 (£57,000) in damages
  • Musk and SpaceX engineers built a small submarine and shipped it to Thailand to help with the rescue – but it wasn’t used and the Tesla boss was criticised

Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline

A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a Thai cave is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Vernon Unsworth alleges that Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a paedophile.

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court seeks more than $75,000 (£57,000) in damages and a court order stopping Musk from making further allegations.

A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a Thai cave is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk  (pictured)

A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a Thai cave is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk  (pictured)

A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a Thai cave is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk  (pictured)

Musk called Unsworth a ‘pedo’ after Unsworth criticised Musk in a television interview. 

Musk and SpaceX engineers built a small submarine and shipped it to Thailand to help with the rescue. The device wasn’t used, and Unsworth called it a ‘PR stunt.’ Later Musk accused Unsworth of moving to Thailand to be with a bride who was about 12 years old.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The 12 young boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach were trapped for almost three weeks in a Thai cave in July. 

Vernon Unsworth (pictured) alleges that Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a pedophile

Vernon Unsworth (pictured) alleges that Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a pedophile

Vernon Unsworth (pictured) alleges that Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a pedophile

Advertisement




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *