Elon Musk Revives Thailand Diver "Pedo" Controversy With New Tweets

Elon Musk Revives Thailand Diver

And then there was the now-infamous New York Times interview in which Musk emotionally detailed the "excruciating" personal toll that had been taken on him after hastily announcing on Twitter that he planned to make Tesla stocks private - which was supposedly the result of a "420" session with Grimes.

The Tesla CEO was widely criticised last month for making the unfounded allegation against Vernon Unsworth, who was part of an worldwide team that freed the young footballers and their adult coach from the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand. L. Lin Wood, a defamation lawyer based out of Georgia, tweeted a letter earlier Wednesday dated to August 6, 2018. When Unsworth called the mini-submarine from Musk impractical, the SpaceX CEO called him a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

The unfounded accusation came after Unsworth insulted Musk's unsolicited attempts to rescue the children via creating a small custom submarine for their use.

"You don't think it's unusual he hasn't sued me?" The lawyer also urged Musk's legal counsel to contact him to avoid litigation and correct the reportedly false statements.

In a statement to Sky News after Musk's latest tweets, Unsworth said "It's all being dealt with, that's all I can say".

In his tweets published on Tuesday, Musk appeared to suggest it was suspicious that he had not yet been sued and again called for his claim to be investigated.

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Wood, Unsworth's attorney, said via email that his firm is "representing Mr. Unsworth pursuant to a written engagement agreement and are not providing services pro bono".

Tesla was not immediately available for comment.

"Your dedication to facts and truth would have been wonderful if applied to that time when you called someone a pedo", posted Drew Olanoff.

"And hey. sue you, he still might. or anyone else that you've whack-a-moled without thinking twice about", the user tweeted.

"The biggest risk short-sellers pose to Elon and the stock price is putting information out there", said Paul Huettner, who works for a Chicago-based advisory firm and said he took out options betting against Tesla after it missed its Model 3 production targets previous year. He later apologised for those tweets, saying they were issued in anger, but he reignited his claims last night.