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Elon Musk Going To Court After Calling Thai Cave Diver “Pedo Guy”


Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is set to go to trial in Los Angeles on October 22 after British diver Vernon Unsworth filed a defamation lawsuit against the billionaire executive.

Musk infamously called Unsworth “pedo man ” on Twitter in the aftermath of the Thailand cave rescue last year. Musk’s statement came after Unsworth said Musk constructed his mini-submarine to assist purely as a “PR stunt. ”

The Tesla CEO tried to have the defamation lawsuit maintained and dismissed that his statement was protected from legal action. But a federal court judge disagreed.

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Unsworth is seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Musk and the lawsuit also seeks a court order to prohibit Musk from making similar disparaging comments .

Only a few days after calling Unsworth “pedo guy,” Musk issued a statement on Twitter apologizing to him.

“My words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said a few untruths & suggested I participate in a sexual act with the mini-sub, which was built as an act of kindness & based on specifications from the dive team leader,” Musk wrote.

“Nonetheless, his actions against me don’t justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as chief. The fault is mine and mine alone. ”

Coincidentally, the news broke cover only a few weeks after he reached an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about what he can and can’t tweet about regarding information that is material to Tesla.

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