In a statement, Unsworth's lawyer L. Lin Wood said that Musk had "falsely accused Vern Unsworth of being guilty of heinous crimes" and that his "influence and wealth can not convert his lies into truth or protect him from accountability for his wrongdoing in a court of law".
The suit cites Musk's July 13 tweet that referred to Unsworth as "pedo guy", written as an apparent retort to the diver's comments disparaging the mini-submarine built by Musk and his engineers to aid in rescue efforts; it was not used.
In June, when a young boys' soccer team and their coach was found stranded in a sunken cave in northern Thailand, rescue officials turned to Unsworth for help.
Okay, so remember in July when Elon Musk inserted himself into the gut wrenching situation in Thailand, where 12 teenagers got stuck in a flooded cave?
Unsworth's attorney supplied a letter to Musk, dated August 6, that he was preparing a libel lawsuit against him.
So I think we can all learn a lesson here: you cannot damage a person's reputation to 2.2 million followers worldwide, taunt them, and not expect them to sue you.
The British rescue diver accused of being a "pedo guy" by Elon Musk has sued the combative CEO for libel and slander.
Unsworth said he is not a pedophile, child rapist, child sex trafficker, husband of a 12-year-old bride, or liar, and that the defamatory statements "were manufactured out of whole cloth by Musk" because of the disagreement over the mini-submarine.
Mr Unsworth has a "significant other" in Thailand, a 40-year-old woman with whom he shares a house, according to the lawsuit. He was the first foreign rescuer to arrive. Unsworth called friend and fellow diver Rob Harper. It concedes that Mr Unsworth was not involved in the final planning stages of the rescue because he didn't have enough experience to make the dive. The complaint was filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles. "Musk's influence and wealth can not convert his lies into truth or protect him from accountability for his wrongdoing in a court of law", says Unsworth's lawyer L. Lin Wood.
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