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Acting like a jack-a__? Elon Musk trial will proceed over calling Thai cave rescuer "@#$%& Guy"
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: December 02, 2019 05:46PM
Jack-aid is what I was going to spell out wiggle smiley

[ktla.com]

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX will testify this week in a defamation suit brought against him by Vernon Unsworth, a British man who helped with the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooding Thai cave in July 2018. Unsworth is suing Musk for accusing him of being a pedophile and is seeking punitive and compensatory damages.

The trial begins on Tuesday at a federal court in Los Angeles and will presumably reveal more information about the tweets, the Thai cave rescue and Musk’s life. Musk and Unsworth are both expected to testify, their respective lawyers told CNN Business.

The timeline
Musk involved himself in the Thai cave rescue by creating a miniature escape pod. On July 8, 2018, Musk tweeted, “Mini-sub arriving in about 17 hours. Hopefully useful. If not, perhaps it will be in a future situation.”

When asked about Musk’s submarine in an interview with CNN after the rescue, Unsworth said Musk “can stick his submarine where it hurts.” Unsworth called Musk’s effort “just a PR stunt.”

On July 15, 2018, Musk referred to Unsworth as “@#$%& guy” in a now-deleted tweet. Musk provided no justification or proof to back up his claim at the time. He also responded to a Twitter user who called out the disparaging claim with, “bet ya a signed dollar it’s true,” which also has been deleted. Shortly thereafter, Unsworth said he was considering taking legal action against Musk.

On July 18, 2018, Musk apologized to Unsworth in a series of tweets, saying “his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader. The fault is mine and mine alone.”

On August 28, 2018, Musk revived the controversy. A Twitter user, Drew Olanoff, tweeted, “your dedication to facts and truth would have been wonderful if applied to that time when you called someone a @#$%&,” to which Musk responded, “You don’t think it’s strange he hasn’t sued me? He was offered free legal services.”

BuzzFeed News reported the next day that Unsworth had retained counsel and sent Musk a letter earlier that month notifying him a potential lawsuit.

Days later, in an email Musk sent to Ryan Mac, the reporter behind the BuzzFeed News story, he renewed his original claims against Unsworth. He wrote, “stop defending child rapists,” in reference to Unsworth and also accused him of moving to Thailand for a child bride. Unsworth’s lawyer described the claims “vile and false.”

On September 17, 2018, Unsworth sued Musk.

“Elon Musk falsely accused Vern Unsworth of being guilty of heinous crimes,” Unsworth’s attorney L. Lin Wood said in a statement at the time. “Musk’s influence and wealth cannot convert his lies into truth or protect him from accountability for his wrongdoing in a court of law.”

Unsworth, who is a UK citizen, filed the lawsuit in a federal court in California.



Musk’s lawyer will look to classify the use of “@#$%& guy” as an insult or opinion, not a statement of fact. In court document filed in September, Musk defended his use of “@#$%& guy” as a “common insult used in South Africa when I was growing up. It is synonymous with ‘creepy old man’ and is used to insult a person’s appearance and demeanor, not accuse a person of acts of pedophilia.”

In that same filing, Musk defended his decision to double down on the claim, sharing how he hired a private investigator to probe Unsworth and blamed the PI for allegedly giving him bad information.








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Re: Acting like a jack-a__? Elon Musk trial will proceed over calling Thai cave rescuer "@#$%& Guy"
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 02, 2019 07:20PM
Good.



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Re: Acting like a jack-a__? Elon Musk trial will proceed over calling Thai cave rescuer "@#$%& Guy"
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 03, 2019 09:00PM
....I Musk......I Musk.....I Musk.....increase my Busk.......????



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Re: Acting like a jack-a__? Elon Musk trial will proceed over calling Thai cave rescuer "@#$%& Guy"
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: December 04, 2019 04:07AM
Elon Musk staging a PR stunt ??
Impossible I say, he'd never do that!




As rjmacs noted, good!



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