A Brithish diver who helped in the Thailand cave rescue is suing Elon Musk after the Tesla tycoon called him a “paedo guy”.
Vernon Unsworth has launched legal action after Musk repeated the slur despite earlier being forced to apologise after he first made the allegation.
His mother Vera Unsworth has revealed her son is now consulting lawyers.
“He’s consulted his lawyer this morning. That’s all he’s told me,” the 88-year-old said from her house in Braintree, Essex.
Mr Unsworth is a British expat and caver who lives near the Tham Luang tunnel network where the 12 boys and their football coach were trapped for more than two weeks.
He played a key role in the rescue and first clashed with billionaire when he dismissed an offer by Musk send a mini-submarine to help in the rescue efforts.
He also claimed it was suspicious the 63-year-old lived in Thailand before explicitly branding him a “paedo” in one post.
Musk added: “Never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus) at any point when we were in the caves.”
Unsworth had said he was considering taking legal action against Musk for his astonishing remarks.
“My son is in London on business at the moment but he’s asked me not to comment any further.”
Times comment:- This Musk character is a complete waste of space . Obviously, he thinks he can do and say what he likes because of his wealth. A couple of weeks in the caves might be the order of the day !