Elon Musk apologizes for calling Thai cave rescue diver a pedophile

Elon Musk apologizes for calling Thai cave rescue diver a pedophile

Asked on Monday if he would take legal action against Musk over the allegation, Unsworth said: "If it's what I think it is yes".

Unsworth was part of an global team of cave-diving experts who rescued the group of 12 teenage boys and their coach.

The controversy began when Unsworth described Musk's attempt to help save the stranded boys with a "kid-size submarine" as a PR stunt, telling CNN that the miniature escape pod "had absolutely no chance of working". "The fault is mine and mine alone", Musk continued.

Elon's apology comes via Twitter, of course, and starts by citing this article, titled "What's the full story behind Elon Musk's involvement with the Thai cave rescue effort?"

There was no immediate public reaction from diver Vern Unsworth to Musk's latest tweets.

The weekend tweets were subsequently deleted. "The submarine, I believe, was about five-foot-six long, rigid, so it wouldn't have gone round corners or round any obstacles", Unsworth said.

Bloomberg reported Tesla shares to have dropped after Musk attacked Unsworth on twitter.

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The boys, aged between 11 and 16, are expected to leave hospital in Chiang Rai on Wednesday and hold a news conference in the evening.

Mr Musk was referencing a thread on question-and-answer site Quora which attempted to explain Musk's involvement in the Thailand cave rescue.

Two British divers who were asked by Unsworth to join the mission were the first to discover the boys. Those companies include Tesla, The Boring Company and SpaceX.

Musk has lashed out at people who write or report information that reflects Tesla in a negative light, including reporters from Reveal, The Information, and Business Insider, among other publications.

"The exchange with Vern Unsworth crossed the line", said the letter, written by managing partner Gene Munster.

More bizarrely, last month he scrapped on Twitter over rights to an image of a farting unicorn, before dismissing the row as "kinda lame".

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