Tesla's Musk is sued for calling Thai cave rescuer pedophile

It says Mr Musk sometimes used his Twitter account and emails to "publish to the world false and defamatory accusations" against the Briton.

Musk called Unsworth a "pedo" after Unsworth criticised Musk in a television interview.

Asked about the move, Mr Unsworth said it was a "PR stunt" and the tube "had absolutely no chance of working".

Later on September 4, however, Musk accused Unsworth of moving to Thailand to be with a bride who was about 12 years old.

Mr Musk apologised on 18 July, referring to Mr Unsworth in saying "his actions against me do not justify my actions against him", and that "the fault is mine and mine alone".

The British rescue diver accused of being a "pedo guy" by Elon Musk has sued the combative CEO for libel and slander.

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Tesla did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment on the lawsuit against Musk.

Unsworth is seeking unspecified damages "for the worldwide damage he has suffered to his reputation", according to the lawsuit, which noted that a separate complaint was being readied in the High Court of London.

Vern Unsworth, who helped save a dozen boys and their coach in July, filed suit against Musk on Monday in the US District Court for the Central District of California, per BuzzFeed News. Mr Unsworth has never engaged in an act of paedophilia.

"Mr Mr Unsworth is not a paedophile".

Musk stunned investors last month with tweets saying he had "secured" funding to take his electric vehicle company private in a buyout valued at $72 billion, before backing off. He was offered free legal services. Unsworth's lawyer said he shares a home with his significant other, a 40-year-old owner of a nail salon, in the countryside near Chiang Rai in Thailand.

Unsworth started caving when he was 16 years old and was involved in several cave rescues in the United Kingdom, according to the lawsuit. He started going to Thailand in 2011, where he explored and mapped caves, the documents said.

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