Elon Musk Sued By Thai Cave Diver He Called A “Pedo”

Elon Musk has been sued by Vernon Unsworth, the British diver which Tesla’s chief executive claims is a pedophile and child rapist.

Unsworth filed the suit in California and is seeking $75,000 in compensation and an injunction against Mr Musk to stop further allegations. A separate suit will be filed shortly in London, BBC reports.

The diver wants the lawsuit to “punish [Musk] for his wrongdoing and deter him from repeating such heinous conduct.”

In the immediate wake of the Thailand Cave Rescue in mid-July, Unsworth said the mini-submarine created by engineers from Musk’s SpaceX was useless for the rescue and suggested Musk shove it “where it hurts.”

Musk subsequently took to Twitter to attack Unsworth character. The outspoken billionaire first referred to Unsworth as suspicious and later called him “pedo guy.”

“You know what, don’t bother showing the video. We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo. Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it,” the infamous July 15 tweet read.

On July 18, Musk publicly apologized about his comments, saying “his [Unsworth’s] actions against me do not justify my actions against him.” However, in early September, Musk renewed his attacks on Unsworth in an email sent to Buzzfeed News.

“I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out what’s actually going on and stop defending child rapists, you fucking asshole,” Musk wrote.

The entrepreneur went on to claim that Unsworth is an “old, single white guy” who has been living in Thailand for “30 to 40 years, mostly Pattaya Beach, until moving to Chiang Rai for a child bride who was about 12 years old at the time.”

Musk added that he hoped Unsworth would sue him and asserts that the diver turned down free legal services.

  • TheBelltower

    Honestly, what’s the deal with people b!tch!ing at each other on Twitter? It doesn’t make anyone look very smart.

    • Bash

      It doesn’t make them Any smart.

  • no25

    good. these kids were scarred for life, and he has the audacity to question the tactics of their rescue? extremely immature. this is exactly why the Tesla brand deserves to fail

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    good luck it wont hold up in court

  • Bash

    Not nice Elon, not nice.

  • ksegg

    I am so confused by this, lol.

  • Bob

    I love you guys and your site immensely however, this article has nothing at all to do with cars.

    I understand that it’s slightly related and I get that I can skip these kinds of articles however, they are admittedly interesting and I am trying to avoid reading the news for philosophical reasons.


      Looks like a classic click bait for me.

      • Axel Cortez

        where is the click bait the CEO of a motor company called the mastermind of the rescue of the kids a Pedo several times now, and the guy is suing.

        • D4VE THEFIRST

          So what’s the news? What ceo Musk ate today?

  • Six_Tymes

    Hey Elon, just tell the court you were high again, so it wasnt your fault, it was the fault of the weed you smoked. lmao

  • robotlogic

    Elon built a mini sub to recuse the kids and that diver guy publicly humiliated him for it.
    I would say there is equal blame on both sides.

    • Mini-Sub Fail

      The mini-sub would not have worked given the cave conditions and narrow passages. Elon got butt-hurt (as usual) and took to Twitter to whine like the little baby that he is (who does that remind you of?).

      • robotlogic

        What kind of a colossal douche would $hit on a guy for taking time away from his BILLION dollar companies trying to help rescue trapped children by building a FN sub for FREE!

        • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

          A person who knew had superior knowledge of the cave system and knew it just wouldn’t work. You may worship Musk as some Tony Stark character, but please don’t share your little wet fantasy dreams with everyone.

          Calling someone a pedophile because they don’t agree with you is insanely childish. You’d expect it of a teenager who hasn’t been able to get laid. Musk has shown himself to be an egotistical douchebag.

          • robotlogic

            Spare me your left-tard school child insults. I know you may think that all rich people are bad but that is not the case. Some of the truly bad rich people I know for sure are the clintons, pelosi and mad max waters. Those crooks have been standing on the backs of the poor for 30+ years and the only change for good happened was in their own bank accounts.

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            Hilarious. Those are the same kind of people who are backed by Soros. Musk is a fraud and you just don’t see it.

    • Axel Cortez

      the guy said it was useless and a publicity stunt, you know like many stunts all the companies he owns make…

  • Pepetela

    Jesus Christ, just because he’s connected with automotive industry doesn’t mean you have to report about anything he does and says. What does the subject of this bullshit news has to do with cars? Nothing. Pathetic desperation to gain new shares and clicks.

    • rodriguez256

      It’s only click bait if you actually click on the article, which you didn’t have to do. You’re bitching about this like some one forced you to open every article and then you realized it’s not car related.

      • Pepetela

        Shut up

        • rodriguez256

          Why did you erase Latino? Lol


  • fabri99

    When will Elon shoot himself into the space and leave us alone forever?

  • ME

    I want MUSK for president!

    • Jerry Hightower

      I think not!

      • ME

        I think so!


      Of Mars

  • Jerry Hightower

    Only $75,000? Should have been at least $750,000 or more!

    • Ken Lyns

      Probably hopes Elon would settle out of court. If it goes to trial, all of Unsworth’s child prostitution activities would be aired out.

      • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

        So you’re repeating the libel too? Brave game. If it goes to court perhaps we might hear how Musk is so overly-egotistical and addicted to prescription drugs.

  • SteersUright

    $75k? Didn’t Musk spend that on his last pair of socks?


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