The CEO of Tesla made the unfounded allegation about Vernon Unsworth, a British cave diver who helped save a boys' football team stuck in a cave in Thailand.
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In the last attack by Elon Musk on cave diver Vernon Unsworth – a British man who helped a boys football team to lock up in a cave in Thailand – Musk called him a "child rapist & # 39 ;.
The CEO of Tesla wrote an e-mail BuzzFeed News on Tuesday, write: "I suggest you call people you know in Thailand, find out what's really going on and stop defending child rapists, you bastard." He claimed that Unsowrth had moved to Chiang Rai – the location of the cave the boys were trapped – to find a child bride. Musk provided no evidence for his claims, and Unsworth denied them, according to BuzzFeed News. And although Musk had started his e-mail with the phrase "off the record", the news site said that he did not agree with the condition.
Musk representatives did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
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Musk's new accusations continue for months with the cave diver. In July, Unsworth referred to Musk & # 39; s establishment of a child-sized submarine to support rescue operations as a "PR stunt", saying "Put your submarine down where it hurts." now tweet removedMusk referred to Unsworth as a "pedo man." In August, Musk tweeted about Unsworth: "You do not think it's strange that he has not sued me yet?"
That process can not be far away, according to Unsworth's lawyer in Atlanta, L. Lin Wood.
"Elon Musk's ongoing campaign for publishing vile and false accusations against Mr. Unsworth is scandalous," Wood said in a statement Entrepreneur. "Musk has publicly and clearly stated that he" hopes "to be sued in court, let me be clear: Musk will be brought to justice – not because of his hope, but because he deserves to be brought to justice His behavior is unlawful and blatant, he will not avoid responsibility because of his wealth and perceived power. & # 39;
Musk referred to the possible lawsuit in his e-mail. "As to this alleged threat of a lawsuit, which magically appeared when I raised the problem (nothing was sent in advance or picked up), I'm sorry he's suing me," Musk wrote.
Tesla shares fell by 2.86 percent at the time of writing.