Elon Musk Sued for Defamation Over Thai Cave Rescuer 'Pedo' Tweet
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was sued on Monday for defamation for allegedly suggesting that one of the rescuers of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thailand cave in July was a pedophile.
Vernon Unsworth, a British caver, filed his lawsuit in the U.S. The lawsuit seeks at least $75,000 of compensatory damages, plus unspecified punitive damages.
Musk apologized for his tweet on July 18, saying "his actions against me do not justify my actions against him," and that "the fault is mine and mine alone.