British rescuer considers legal action against Elon Musk over ‘pedo’ tweet

18 July, 2018, 03:30 | Author: Mary Valdez
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The latest Twitter fit came after British diver Vern Unsworth, a volunteer who played a key role in organizing the rescue of 12 boys from a flooded Thai cave last week, called Musk's offer to save the boys using a "kid-size submarine" a "PR stunt", during an interview with CNN on Friday.

Elon took to Twitter to refute the claims that his mini-submarine was a PR stunt, and in one of the tweets - which has since been deleted - the Tesla boss referred to Unsworth as "pedo guy".

Asked by a Nine Network reporter if he was going to take legal action again Musk, Unsworth replied: "Yes, yes, it's not finished".

Elon Musk, a rich guy who thinks it's cool to call non-rich people pedophiles online without proof, may now be the target of legal action for doing shit like that.

"Hopefully useful", he said in one tweet.

A spokesman for Stanton later told The New York Times that the cave proved to be too narrow for the submarine.

Unsworth says he is mulling a lawsuit against Musk.

There is no indication the disparaging claim musk made to his 22 million followers is true.

Musk traveled to the site in Chiang Rai province, but the team was rescued by Thai divers with aid from an global group of volunteers.

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Elon Musk makes unfounded accusation against Thai cave rescuer

In May, Tesla shares suffered a similar decline after another erratic performance by Musk during the company's most recent earnings call.

He said he had not seen Unsworth - whom he dismissed as "this British expat guy who lives in Thailand" - during his brief guided tour of the cave system and suggested that, therefore, Unsworth had not actually participated in the rescue operation.

Mr Musk responded by saying Mr Osotthanakorn had been "described inaccurately as "rescue chief" and was "not the subject matter expert".

Musk has a history of piquing influencers in Tesla's community, including auto analysts and journalists.

Tesla shares closed at $310.10 United States before rising 1.9 per cent in after-hours trading.

Mr Musk "is under a lot of pressure and we're seeing pressure fractures", Mr Kay said.

Unsworth then said similar to the AFP.

He said he would make a video showing the mini-sub making it deep inside the cave "no problemo", adding: "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it". "I have given vastly more to humanitarian causes". Musk responded to photos of the training session on Twitter, adding that his engineers were "also getting feedback from the British dive team on how to improve the design for future applications".

Given the pressure, Musk may want to reconsider his approach to dealing with his critics, said Bryan Reber, who teaches public relations at the University of Georgia.

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