VERNON Unsworth is the Thai cave hero falsely branded a “paedo guy” by Elon Musk. Here’s what you need to know about the Brit caver as he sues the Telsa founder for defamation. The spat began while Unsworth was playing a leading role in the rescue of the football team and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand in July 2018. Musk, 48, had suggested he could build a miniature submarine to navigate the network of tight passages and lead the boys to safety. But the expert dismissed it as a publicity stunt, adding Musk should “stick his submarine where it hurts”. The Tesla CEO then lashed out, calling Unsworth a “paedo guy” in a tweet which he later deleted after a backlash from the public and pressure from investors.He later labelled the cave diver a “child rapist” in a rambling email to a reporter. Musk told a court on Los Angeles: “I just thought he was some random creepy guy the media were interviewing. “I thought at the time he was unrelated to the rescue.” The slurs prompted the diver, a 64-year-old financial broker originally from St Albans, Herts, to sue the tycoon.In the trial, which is currently ongoing, Musk has… Read full this story
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