The Herald reports:
A British diver who helped in the rescue of the trapped boys from a Thai cave is to sue Elon Musk for branding him a child rapist.
Vernon Unsworth said he was preparing to start legal action against the Tesla billionaire imminently, the Daily Mail reports.
The 63-year-old is considering using Thai courts because they could hand Musk a jail sentence.
Wow, he must be seriously pissed off. But he has every right to be.
The diver from St Albans in Hertfordshire described Musk’s allegations that he had a child bride and had moved to an area notorious for child sex trafficking as ‘100 per cent untrue’.
“I’ve been told to be very careful because this guy may do anything to make my life difficult,” he said.
Musk had accused Unsworth of being ‘a paedo’ during the rescue of 12 schoolboys from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex.
Earlier this week he renewed his baseless attack by telling a reporter to stop defending “child rapists” and claimed Unsworth had moved to Thailand for a “child bride who was about 12 years old at the time”.
Unsworth’s girlfriend, Woranan Ratrawiphukkun, 40, yesterday said she was “no child bride”. She met him seven years ago, when she would have been at least 32.
I can’t believe he was stupid enough to repeat the defamation plus add on some false facts. There is a world of difference between a 32 year old and a 12 year old.
This could be a huge amount of damages.