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Elon Musk sent Buzzfeed a deranged email full of lies about the British diver

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has renewed his attacks against a British man who played a key role in the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.

Musk last month apologized for accusing Vernon Unsworth of pedophilia after the diver questioned the value of Musk’s contribution to the rescue, a small submarine that ultimately went unused. But in a series of emails to BuzzFeed News, Musk repeated his original attacks on Unsworth — and made new and specific claims, lambasting the rescuer as a “child rapist” who had moved to the Southeast Asian country to take a child bride. Unsworth denied Musk's accusations through his attorney.

“I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out what’s actually going on and stop defending child rapists, you fucking asshole,” Musk wrote in the first message. “He’s an old, single white guy from England who’s been traveling to or living in Thailand for 30 to 40 years, mostly Pattaya Beach, until moving to Chiang Rai for a child bride who was about 12 years old at the time.”

“As for this alleged threat of a lawsuit, which magically appeared when I raised the issue (nothing was sent or raised beforehand), I fucking hope he sues me,” he added.

It is unclear why Musk believes the allegations against Unsworth or what evidence he has to support them. Musk did not provide proof of his claims to BuzzFeed News, and BuzzFeed News could not verify any of the claims after reporting on Unsworth’s background.

BuzzFeed News also spoke with Woranan Ratrawiphukkun, a Thai woman who is Unsworth’s longtime girlfriend. She said she had been with Unsworth for more than seven years and has posted numerous photos about their relationship on social media dating back several years. Unsworth, she added, spends part of the year in Thailand and part of the time in the UK.

Ratrawiphukkun, who said she is 40, declined to comment on Musk’s allegations against Unsworth, and referred a reporter to his lawyers.

Among Musk’s other claims about Unsworth is that he was not part of the actual dive team in the Thailand cave rescue. While Unsworth did not dive for the mission, media reports and other people who were part of the rescue cited the Brit as instrumental to the effort, as he had previously mapped and explored some of the cave system and recruited some of the divers who went into the cave.

“He may claim to know how to cave dive, but he wasn’t on the cave dive rescue team and most of the actual dive team refused to hang out with him,” Musk wrote in one email. In another email in which Musk wrote “on background” — BuzzFeed News again did not agree to these terms — the Tesla CEO said, “Never saw Unsworth at any point. Was told he was banned from the site.”

A British diver on the rescue mission who had previously been in contact with Musk, Rick Stanton, denied those claims.

“I've no idea what gave you those concerns about Vern,” Stanton wrote over Facebook Messenger. “They are completely unfounded. He was never kicked off site by anyone and worked continuously on the rescue for the full duration. He was pivotal to the entire operation.”

Two Australian specialists who were brought in by the Thai government to aid the Thai cave rescue operation, Richard Harris and Craig Challen, also rejected Musk’s allegation.

“Vern seemed like an excellent guy and absolutely vital to the mission,” said Harris, who, with Challen, helped in the sedation of the Thai boys before they were brought out of the cave by the British divers. “You must be confusing him with someone else.”

“He was pivotal with his knowledge of the cave. [The] rescue wouldn’t have happened without him recommending the Brits were called,” Harris said.

Photos and videos posted on Facebook by Woranan and members of the local Thai news media show Unsworth at the site through the duration of the operation, which lasted more than two weeks in the country’s Chiang Rai province. Some of those photos show Unsworth posing with other British members involved with the rescue.

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by Anonymousreply 8912/04/2019

He really is showing some serious mental issues, glad I am not a shareholder. Maybe his young girlfriend and his drug use has tipped him over the proverbial edge? She has moved on, likely having seen the writing on the wall. Sadly, Elon cannot seem to let go of this false claim. I think there were stories of him treating the mother of his many kids quite poorly, these may just be his true colors. He should not be able to smear someone like this with impunity.

by Anonymousreply 109/04/2018

[quote]She has moved on

Has she? Last I checked, she was still defending his union-busting policies, that great feminist girl.

by Anonymousreply 209/04/2018

With his foul language and wild claims Elon is circling the drain of insanity.

by Anonymousreply 309/04/2018

It really seems like he’s lost all grip of reality. There hasn’t been a shred of evidence to back up his lurid claims, in fact there is lots of evidence to point to the exact opposite. He is teetering on the edge of sanity. I foresee Tesla folding within two years.

by Anonymousreply 409/04/2018

He can't seem to let go of this incident just because the guy told him off. Very Trumpian.

by Anonymousreply 509/04/2018

Some on Twitter are speculating that Elon might be an alt-righter, as pedo is the go-to insult for these people.

by Anonymousreply 609/04/2018

He's a crazy dickface who is going to get sued to hell for libel.

by Anonymousreply 709/04/2018

Given the specific focus of his claims, I wonder about Musk himself...and his all boy, selected embryo, family. Hope those kids are safe and protected from his insanity and psychosis as well.

by Anonymousreply 809/04/2018

True, R7. But it is his complete inability to STOP and to CONTROL HIMSELF that must be scaring the hell out of shareholders. His inserting himself into the whole rescue thing, even going there, when there was NO need, and chronicling the late nite visit on social media showed the same qualities.

by Anonymousreply 909/04/2018

[quote]his all boy, selected embryo, family

Hm? Doesn't Elon have a daughter?

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by Anonymousreply 1009/04/2018

Lol, R10. Kinda looks like it, huh?

Amber Heard sure knows how to pick the dudes she beards for, real winners.

by Anonymousreply 1109/04/2018

Perhaps this bitch needs sued to the poorhouse to help him get control, R9?

by Anonymousreply 1209/04/2018

R6 I've noticed that myself. Alt righters seem pathologically obsessed with pedophilia and accusations of pedophilia. Yes, individual molesters exist but they are fixated on fantasies of global sex rings. I wonder why that is such a common obsession with alt righters.

by Anonymousreply 1309/04/2018

I wish a billionaire would libel me.

by Anonymousreply 1409/04/2018

Child sex rings do exist, R13. That doesn't mean Musk is right in this case.

by Anonymousreply 1509/04/2018

Apparently he has tweeted while high. More often than we think? He seems pretty mad though.

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by Anonymousreply 1609/04/2018

Objection, relevance. Even if Musk is right about this guy, him being a pedo has nothing to do with how useful he was during the cave rescue. If my kid were trapped in that cave, I wouldn't say "yeah, fuck that guy with valuable information we could use to save my kid, he might think I'm endorsing everything he's done in his life." It just demonstrates how little Musk cared about the people at risk, he just saw it as a PR platform.

by Anonymousreply 1709/04/2018

Now it is a PR platform for his derangement. He looks like the aging father of Grimes and Banks. Closing in on grandpa. Maybe John Mayer is right to be careful about the drugs he ingests, Elon thought he could keep up with the kids and now he is humiliating himself before the world. Total NUT JOB. Nasty, to boot!

by Anonymousreply 1809/04/2018

Interesting projection. Read up about Elon Musks father, he's like John Hustons character in Chinatown . I'm wondering how much Elon musks resentment towards his father is playing a role in this meltdown.

by Anonymousreply 1909/04/2018

All the manifest destiny losers who believe in American exceptionalism like a religion worship Musk, which is why I hope he goes down in flames and takes their money with him.

by Anonymousreply 2009/04/2018

WTF is wrong with Musk???

Turns out the British Diver was correct. He got all the people out safe. Musk’s idea of a submarine is idiotic.

by Anonymousreply 2109/04/2018

Take him to the cleaners, Vern!

by Anonymousreply 2209/04/2018

R21 read up on Elon musks father and you will understand the root of some of his mental pathologies.

by Anonymousreply 2309/04/2018

This is the diver's girlfriend. She looks young for 40, but looks way more mature than Grimes.

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by Anonymousreply 2409/04/2018

R24 so musk is telling perverted lies that can easily be disproven. He really is a raving loon.

by Anonymousreply 2509/04/2018

Is musk the new Howard Hughes?

He's definitely acting like a crazy eccentric billionaire. The same goes for fake billionaire Trump.

All fucking crazy as shit and in positions of power they shouldn't be in to begin with.

Fucking assholes all of them.

by Anonymousreply 2609/04/2018

R17 is obviously one of those pedo divers.

by Anonymousreply 2709/04/2018


by Anonymousreply 2809/04/2018

I can't decide what Musk's main issue is: unmedicated (or wrongly medicated) bipolar, or straight-up coke fiend?

Either way, these binges are going to sink his rep and his company.

by Anonymousreply 2909/04/2018

The degeneration of our society into a mess of chest beating, incompetence and constant lying would have anyone with any decency ( remember that ? ) reaching for the bottle, be it pills or booze.

However, it does feel like some chickens are beginning to come home to roost. Trump’s current woes, Facebook finally revealed as the duplicitous thieves they always were and now Musk’s meltdown and more. While we will still be lucky to pull through and our society will still have been altered irreparably even if we do survive, I can’t help clutching at what straws come my way and seeing the ‘gods’ feet of clay revealed is one of those.

Some people are seeing past these new emperors’ clothes and beginning to point out the grubby flesh beneath. Maybe their unchecked egos will continue to undermine their aspirations and we can wrestle back some semblance of a society we nearly had. A decent one.

Or maybe we’re still fucked.

by Anonymousreply 3009/05/2018

White men are just evil and dangerous period.

There's nothing else to it.

by Anonymousreply 3109/05/2018

So Trump derangement syndrome is contagious?

by Anonymousreply 3209/05/2018

Is megalomania a disease?

by Anonymousreply 3309/05/2018

Do not feud with Azealia Banks. She is crazy, she plays dirty and she will win.

by Anonymousreply 3409/06/2018

Are his kids on the autism spectrum too?

by Anonymousreply 3509/06/2018

LOL @ R34. She's already gorging on humble pie (see apology). No doubt scared to death of a libel suit that will ruin her. Poor dumb twat.

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by Anonymousreply 3609/06/2018

Tick Tock Jews

Tick Tock

by Anonymousreply 3709/06/2018

Change that to ALL men, r31.

by Anonymousreply 3809/06/2018

So used to getting what he wants. So unaccustomed to anyone disagreeing with him.

Oh and it's so good to see the "the Jews" troll has found this thread.

by Anonymousreply 3909/06/2018

He may know shit we don't know....

by Anonymousreply 4009/06/2018


So why he is bitching on Twitter instead of going to authority? To thailand police?

by Anonymousreply 4109/06/2018

^Maybe he has.

by Anonymousreply 4209/06/2018

I AM THE LAW! - Elon Musk

by Anonymousreply 4309/06/2018

Musk tweeted this last year: "A little red wine, vintage record, some Ambien ... and magic!"

Alcohol and ambien....

by Anonymousreply 4409/06/2018

R28, more like bada bing!.....

by Anonymousreply 4509/06/2018

So how long till he's arrested walking around low Angeles drunk, high, and nekkid while yelling conspiracy theories?

by Anonymousreply 4609/06/2018

Maybe the voices in his head went to the police, R41?

That counts, right?

by Anonymousreply 4709/06/2018

He's definitely an alt righter. Pedo is their go to insult.

by Anonymousreply 4809/06/2018

He and Alex Jones should be BFFs if they aren't already.

by Anonymousreply 4909/06/2018

Somehow Hillary and Obama are behind this.....

by Anonymousreply 5009/06/2018

LOL, R50, they don't even need to be millionaires to think that. Just straight, white dudes.

by Anonymousreply 5109/06/2018

R31 and R51 are right. LOL R34 because that's very true.

by Anonymousreply 5209/06/2018

He's just pissed cuz his company isn't worth a trillion dollars.

by Anonymousreply 5309/06/2018

He's just mad that his hair plugs are failing and furthermore, he's not hot zaddy Bezos.

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by Anonymousreply 5409/06/2018

Whose twitter meltdowns are more psychotic -- Elon or Dump?

by Anonymousreply 5509/06/2018

R55 hmm... I don't think Trump randomly accuses people of being "pedos " , at least not yet. However, Trump is more prolific in his craziness.

by Anonymousreply 5609/06/2018

[quote]they are fixated on fantasies of global sex rings. I wonder why that is such a common obsession with alt righters.

1. The vast majority of minors who encounter abuse are abused by men in their immediate family. That fact undermines the Traditionalist ideologies of the far right, so they are very invested in locating the threat to kids as an external, non familial one, where the abusers are shadowy strangers

2. The 'global pedophile rings' are an antisemitic, anti-globalist trope, the focus is always on Jewish men, and democrats. They are never concerned with the abuse of children in Russia (because they celebrate Russia under Putin as a bastion of pro-White, Christian, anti-gay, anti-feminist, pro-capitalist aggressive masculinity) which is endemic, as there are millions of kids in Russia left in orphanages or state care because their parents are heroin addicts or alcoholic.

by Anonymousreply 5709/06/2018

Nobody's going to mention how Grimes (in a private text to Azealia Banks) said Elon has a huge dick? Not sure if I buy it though. He sure doesn't give off BDE.

by Anonymousreply 5809/06/2018

R57, Russia is basically the US in 20 more years. But you are spot on with your assessment of rightwingers and pedo-obsession. I think a lot of them are sexual abuse victims who are projecting like mad because they are (understandably) in pain, but cannot speak the truth about who harmed them.

by Anonymousreply 5909/06/2018

R57 very astute observation. You're probably right.

by Anonymousreply 6009/06/2018

Grimes is done to most of her fans because of him. She needs to stop the drugs , she looks like a drowned rat.

by Anonymousreply 6109/06/2018

Interesting theory, R59.

by Anonymousreply 6209/06/2018

[quote]White men are just evil and dangerous period.

Way to support the white, male British diver.

by Anonymousreply 6309/06/2018

Does anyone have a tentative psychiatric diagnosis? I say narcissistic personality disorder and possibly bipolar.

by Anonymousreply 6409/06/2018

He's clearly a paranoid personality. Narcissists are blasé, it's paranoids who lash out.

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by Anonymousreply 6509/06/2018

Something has made Musk insecure of late. I wonder what it is. There has been misstep after misstep - and all uncalled for, about him. He must be making the same errors in judgement in his business too.

by Anonymousreply 6609/06/2018

Elon is just a Jew.

by Anonymousreply 6709/07/2018

Azealia apologised, but nothing she said was wrong.

by Anonymousreply 6809/07/2018

CNBC just showed a video of Musk smoking a big blunt while appearing on a radio show. He's really lost his mind.

by Anonymousreply 6909/07/2018

Musk is not Jewish.

by Anonymousreply 7009/07/2018

[quote]Azealia apologised, but nothing she said was wrong.

She's common trash.

by Anonymousreply 7109/07/2018

[quote] Elon isn't Jewish

And neither was Madeline Albright.

by Anonymousreply 7209/07/2018

R69 he also smoked weed on a tv show

by Anonymousreply 7309/07/2018

What's he then r70. He looks vaguely Asian to me.

by Anonymousreply 7409/07/2018

R74 he's Afrikaans, of German and Dutch descent

by Anonymousreply 7509/07/2018


[quote]Tesla stock falls 9 pct after CEO appears to smoke marijuana during interview, chief accountant leaves.

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by Anonymousreply 7609/07/2018

[quote][R74] he's Afrikaans, of German and Dutch descent

Ah no wonder then his attitude towards the British cave rescuer. Thanks r75

by Anonymousreply 7709/07/2018

How rich that he is accusing others of being a pedophile when his date to the MET Ball looked all of 14

by Anonymousreply 7809/07/2018

yeah, the stock is tanking big time!

by Anonymousreply 7909/07/2018


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by Anonymousreply 8009/07/2018

Pass the dutchy on the left hand side

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by Anonymousreply 8109/07/2018

R63 History says otherwise.

Just look at what's in the damn white house.

by Anonymousreply 8209/07/2018

r82 Your reply makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 8309/07/2018

He's now been officially sued by the diver

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by Anonymousreply 8409/17/2018

Good. Get money, bitch!

by Anonymousreply 8509/17/2018

Musk stinks. He's a nutter who needs to reign in his demons: food, Ambien, booze, grass, and who only knows what else. I see an entitled pig with jealousy and low self esteem. One cannot determine if he is indeed mentally ill until he lays off the substances. He may very well do himself in, as Ambien and booze with blunts can shut down one's breathing centre in the brain. I abhor frivolous American-style lawsuits, yet feel this slandered man is worthy of damages.

by Anonymousreply 8609/17/2018

I love it, R84.

by Anonymousreply 8709/17/2018

He has engaged one of the country’s best defamation lawyers.

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by Anonymousreply 8809/17/2018

Elon Musk testifies re: Pedogate

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