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Elon Musk facing lawsuit over tweet about British cave diver

Elon Musk facing lawsuit over tweet about British cave diver

"Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it".

The outcry that followed from critics and supporters alike prompted Musk to issue a rare-if-grudging apology and delete the offending tweets.

She told the Times: 'The news about him being married to a 12-year-old child is laughable.

Valeant is now called Bausch Health Companies Inc.

"You don't think it's unusual he hasn't sued me?"

In the second email, Musk gave more details about his involvement in the rescue. In another response, he demanded to know why his critics hadn't investigated Unsworth on their own.

In his email, Mr Musk also said that Mr Unsworth had not been part of the cave dive rescue team and had been shunned by its members.

BuzzFeed News, which never agreed on the exchange being off the record, published screenshots of Musk's emails on Tuesday.

He alleged that Mr Unsworth, 63, had spent decades visiting and living in Thailand and had recently moved to Chiang Rai in northern Thailand "for a child bride who was about 12 years old at the time". "There's only one reason people go to Pattaya Beach".

"It isn't where you'd go for caves, but it is where you'd go for something else", Mr Musk wrote. Chiang Rai is renowned for child sex-trafficking'.

BuzzFeed reportedly investigated the allegations against Unsworth but could not confirm any of them or where the allegations had come from.

Unsworth in an interview had criticized as showboating a well-publicized effort by Musk to lend a custom-built mini-submarine to the rescue effort, and Musk responded on Twitter with comments strongly implying that the Briton was a pedophile.

"Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader".

The controversy comes at a time when Tesla and Musk continue to battle intense negative publicity and embarrassing controversies.

How much longer that support can last is anyone's guess.

For the boys, mostly teenagers, the Musk controversy is not even a sideshow. Yet the latest reports from the Tesla camp suggest things might be looking up.

"This is why I referred to "funding secured" in the August 7 announcement", he said, referring to his surprise tweet on that date that he was thinking about taking Tesla private.

"Tearful" Musk aims for $25,000 Tesla auto for the masses.

Watch Tesla trade in real-time here. Giving Musk the axe can only lead to a Steve Jobs-style comeback and a new chapter in the company's story, Roy writes.

According to The Verge, Musk said in the YouTube interview that he hoped to scale production at Tesla and lower their design and technology costs enough to be able to offer a truly mass-market electric vehicle.


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