British Diver Sues Elon Musk Over “Pedo” Accusation

Reuters reports:

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc, was sued on Monday for defamation for allegedly suggesting that one of the rescuers of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thailand cave in July was a pedophile.

Vernon Unsworth, a British caver, filed his lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, more than two months after Musk referred to him as a “pedo guy” in a July 15 tweet.

Unsworth had called Musk’s offer to build a “tube” to help rescue the children a “PR stunt,” and said Musk manufactured the pedophile allegation “out of whole cloth” simply because he disagreed with that assessment.