Elon Musk Renews Baseless Attacks on Thailand Cave Expert, Calling Him a 'Child Rapist'
Tesla CEO Elon Musk renewed his baseless attacks on a British spelunker who helped rescue a youth soccer team trapped in a cave in northern Thailand, this time calling him a âchild rapist.â
Buzzfeed News reports that Musk, who had previously called Vernon Unsworth âa pedoâ on Twitter without any evidence, doubled down on his remarks in a series of emails to a reporter.
Muskâs attacks began after Unsworth, who was instrumental in the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team that spent nine days inside the Tham Luang cave complex after floodwaters blocked their exit, questioned the utility of the billionaire tech mogulâs unsolicited contribution to the effort.
Musk had volunteered to design a mini-submarine to extract the team, but it ultimately was not used. Thai officials had also acknowledged that the device was ânot practical.â
Musk later apologized after Unsworth said he was considering legal action. The stock value of Tesla, Muskâs electric automaker, dove amid the public spat and the embattled CEO admitted in a recent interview with the New York Times that he had endured an âexcruciatingâ year.
But in expletive-laden emails to Buzzfeed News last week, Musk resumed his attack, claiming that Unsworth was a âchild rapistâ who had moved to Chiang Rai âfor a child bride who was about 12 years old at the time.â
âI suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out whatâs actually going on,â Musk wrote, according to Buzzfeed. Musk did not provide details to substantiate the allegations.
Last week, Musk also tweeted that it was âstrangeâ Unsworth hadnât sued him yet, though Unsworthâs legal counsel informed the tech entrepreneur that they were âpreparing a civil complaint,â Buzzfeed News reports.
In a statement to the Guardian Tuesday, Unsworthâs lawyer said Muskâs âfalse accusationsâ were âinexcusable.â
Musk hopes to be sued and he deserves to be sued. He will be,â the lawyer wrote.Source: Google News Thailand | Netizen 24 Thailand