Elon Musk issues apology to Thailand cave rescuer for 'pedophile' accusation

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Elon Musk remarked that diver Vernon Unsworth was a "pedo" in a tweet that has since been deleted.

MAE SAI, Thailand -- Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile.

In a series of tweets Tuesday night, the Tesla CEO said that he "spoke in anger" and that he should not have branded the diver a "pedophile."

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The apology came after the diver, Vern Unsworth, accused Musk of orchestrating a PR stunt by sending a small submarine to help divers rescue the 12 soccer players and their coach.

The incident caused investors to sell off Tesla stock.

Unsworth said he is considering legal action.