Elon Musk's 'pedo' attack rattles Tesla investors: 'This thing is unraveling'

Elon Musk's 'pedo' attack rattles Tesla investors: 'This thing is unraveling'

Musk responded on Sunday in a freakish series of tweets referring to Unsworth, without using his name, as "pedo guy". The diver called Musk's plan a "PR stunt" and stated his belief that the miniature submarine would have failed completely to make it through the tight, narrow bends in the underwater cave.

No evidence has come to light to substantiate Musk's pedophilia accusation.

Elon Musk tweeted out video demonstrating how his miniature submarine worked. "He had no conception of what the cave passage was like", he said.

"I believe he's called me a pedophile", he said.

Meanwhile, Musk chose to attack the diver who criticized his ill-fated submarine.

When a Twitter user pointed out that Musk was "calling the guy who found the children a pedo", the billionaire responded: "Bet ya a signed dollar it's true". When asked about whether he'd sue, he said "If it's what I think it is yes".

Reports emerged on Monday that two Australian divers who took part in the rescue had obtained diplomatic immunity before the operation in case it failed. Unsworth stated: "Yes, it's not finished".

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Unsworth concluded this portion of the interview by claiming that Musk had been quickly asked to leave the cave during his much-tweeted-about visit.

Unsworth, who lives in Thailand, was among the first cave divers on the scene in Mae Sai after the boys from the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach became trapped inside on June 23.

Musk later deleted the tweets.

Although he has also donated to Democratic groups, Musk's $38,900 contribution to a group called "Protect the House" (in addition to donations of $138,900 to other Republican causes over the last year), seemed to contradict his professed desire to fight climate change.

Representatives of T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Investments and Baillie Gifford - Tesla's three largest shareholders, behind Musk himself - also declined to comment. "I don't know the guy, never met the guy, and don't want to meet the guy", he said.

Shares of the electric vehicle maker were down 3.5 percent in late-morning trading at $307.82 on news that Musk could face a libel suit over the episode.

Engineers from SpaceX, Musk's rocket company, has been training members of the Thai Navy to use the mini-submarine.

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