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>> Elon Musk is being sued for defamation, for falsely claiming a British caver in Thailand was a pedophile and child rapist. That complaint brought by Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in July. Musk had also offered his help via a mini-submarine created by his rocket company, SpaceX.
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But that submarine was rejected by the cavers, who then freed the boys in a daring three-day operation. After the rescue, Unsworth told CNN the Tesla chief executive's offer was a PR stunt, and that he could stick his submarine where it hurts. Musk's response was a tweet to his more than 22 million followers, referring to Unsworth as pedo guy.
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He apologized three days later, saying he had spoken in anger. But Unsworth also claims Musk falsely called him a child rapist and sex trafficker in an August email to a BuzzFeed reporter. He's seeking $75,000 of compensatory damages and unspecified punitive damages in the Los Angeles-filed complaint.>> There's a lot of problems in the world.
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>> Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Musk and the company, but the latest case adds to a slew of litigation against Musk, including over his running of Tesla.>>
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