British caver Vernon Unsworth gets out of a pick up truck near the Tham Luang cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped in the northern province of Chiang Rai Thailand

The Tesla CEO and co-founder resurrected his calling of Vern Unsworth, the British diver who assisted in the Thai cave rescue last month, a "pedo" while conversing on Twitter on Tuesday. "He was offered free legal services", Musk said in a response to Drew Olanoff, who is vice president of communications for Scaleworks, a San Antonio-headquartered venture equity firm.

In another extraordinary tweet, replying to another Twitter user, he said: "You don't think it's odd Unsworth hasn't sued me?"

"I am in the process of preparing a civil complaint for libel against you".

"As this well-written article suggests, my words were spoken in anger after Mr Unsworth said several untruths and suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub, which had been built as an act of kindness and according to specifications from the dive team leader", he tweeted.

This new chapter of the "pedo guy" controversy is a fresh display of Musk's recently erratic behavior.


"Have you actually done any research at all?" he said.

In the letter, Wood tells Musk that he has been retained as Unsworth's lawyer, and that the lawsuit concerns Musk's Twitter comments about Unsworth being a pedophile.

Mr Musk also sought to lend a hand and travelled to the cave with a mini-submarine he said the boys could use to escape.

In an interview with CNN, Unsworth said: "He [Musk] had no conception of what the cave passage was like".

And then there was the now-infamous New York Times interview in which Musk emotionally detailed the "excruciating" personal toll that had been taken on him after hastily announcing on Twitter that he planned to make Tesla stocks private - which was supposedly the result of a "420" session with Grimes.


That's despite the fact that Musk had already apologized after last month's blow- up, in which Unsworth declared that Musk "can stick his submarine where it hurts".

Except Musk might be getting sued after all.

They culminated in a post that described Mr Unsworth as a "pedo guy" and a follow-up saying "bet ya a signed dollar it's true".

Reports that emerged after the tweet and a statement from Musk suggested that, at the time of the tweet, he did not have legally-binding agreements in place that would provide enough funding to convert Tesla into a private company.

At the time, Mr Unsworth told 9News he was considering legal action. "And I'm sure the company's lawyers are telling him that".


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