Elon Musk Renews Attacks on British Diver, Calls Him a ‘Child Rapist’
Elon Musk isn’t done self-immolating: in emails sent to BuzzFeed News that he declared “off the record,” Tesla’s CEO renewed his baseless attacks on the British diver who helped save a group of children from a Thai cave, calling him a “child rapist.”
BuzzFeed News, which never agreed on the exchange being off the record, published screenshots of Musk’s emails on Tuesday.
Musk first called diver Vern Unsworth a “pedo” in a tweet in July after the explorer dismissed the billionaire’s offer to help save the boys with a submarine. Unsworth’s lawyer threatened legal action against Musk in response.
BuzzFeed News reached out to Musk for comment on the threat, and the genius replied:
Off the record
I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out what’s actually going on and stop defending child rapists, you fucking asshole. He’s an old, single white guy from England who’s been traveling to or living in Thailand for 30 to 40 years, mostly Pattaya Beach, until moving to Chiang Rai for a child bride who was about 12 years old at the time.
As for this alleged threat of a lawsuit, which magically appeared when I raised the issue (nothing was sent or raised beforehand), I fucking hope he sues me
This was his first email to me after I asked him twice for comment on a legal threat from the rescuer’s lawyer.
He prefaced the email with “off the record” though I did not agree to that condition. Off the record is a two-party agreement. pic.twitter.com/szknfOMg0s
— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) September 4, 2018
Read the BuzzFeed report here.
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