Sep 17, 2018 - Energy & Environment

Thai cave diver sues Elon Musk for calling him a pedophile

Elon Musk from SpaceX in a dark room. He is standing with his profile to the camera and pursing his lips.

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A British diver who assisted in the rescue of a Thai soccer team from a flooded cave earlier this year is suing Elon Musk for wrongfully accusing him of being a pedophile on Twitter, the AP reports.

The big picture: The diver, Vernon Unsworth, harshly criticized Musk's move of sending a small submarine to help with the Thai rescue, calling it a "PR stunt." Musk responded by promising a video to prove the sub would have been successful, saying, "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it." Unsworth is now seeking more than $75,000 in damages and a court order against Musk.

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