Musk doubled down on the comments on Tuesday, tweeting, "You don't think it's odd he hasn't sued me?"
A tech billionaire who just couldn't stop tweeting stupid things may now face legal action after calling a hero cave diver who helped rescue 12 Thai children and their soccer instructor a pedophile.
Unsworth's lawyer in an August 6 letter to Musk threatened a possible lawsuit for "false and defamatory statements", Buzzfeed News reported. "In an attempt to avoid litigation and to see the public record is corrected, I invite you or your legal representatives to contact me".
Given recent events, you'd think Musk would lay off the tweet button.
An online army of skeptics and amateur sleuths that has spent years promoting bets against Tesla Inc senses an opportunity to renew pressure on the electric carmaker after the failure of Chief Executive Elon Musk's plan to take it private. "He was offered free legal services.' Unsworth's attorney called Musk's tweets 'false and defamatory" in the letter.
Musk called him a "pedo" when refuting Unsworth's claims in a tweet.
The SEC already had been investigating whether Musk's vehicle production forecasts may have misled investors before the regulator started scrutinizing whether he had secured funding for a Tesla buyout, Bloomberg News reported on August 9.
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Au cours de sa glorieuse carrière musicale, Aretha Franklin a remporté un grand nombre de prix, dont 18 Grammy Awards. Les fans attendent pour rendre hommage à Aretha Franklin. "C'était sublime, comme si elle était posée sur un nuage".
Well, it turns out - that diver may be gearing up to do just that.
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.
Musk steered clear of making any assertions about Tesla, a key distinction from his posts that are said to be under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. "You did so without any basis".
Unsworth later responded to Musk's comments, telling the Guardian: "I believe he's called me a paedophile. According to a subsequent Twitter post, you did so out of anger".
"I think there's a consistent reactionary mode that permeates down through the organization, and there's no operational commitments that we're seeing", Hansen said during an interview on Wednesday with FOX Business' Stuart Varney.