Elon Musk said he was the & # 39; worst year ever & # 39; had in newly released court documents from August this year
Elon Musk admitted that he had a & # 39; bad year & # 39; had and described it as & # 39; the worst ever & # 39; in a statement in August as part of his legal fight against a British cave diver that he was a & # 39; pedo & # 39; called.
The comments came forward on Monday in the most recent legal proceedings in Musk & # 39; s legal battle with Vernon Unsworth, a Brit who helped save a group of Thai football players after being trapped in a large network in June last year.
That request also includes requests from the Unsworth team to exclude certain things from the jury, namely that he is also suing Musk in the UK.
The story enchanted the world, with millions of rally for the boys to save. Musk was one of the people who wanted to survive. He sent a SpaceX team of engineers to help with the mission and came up with the idea of sending a mini submarine to the cave to bring the boys out one by one.
He and Unsworth first ran into problems when he mocked the idea in an interview with CNN. He called it a publicity stunt and said it would never have worked.
The CEO of Tesla then called him a & # 39; pedo-man & # 39; on Twitter and, since it turned out, he later hired a private investigator to find him dirty. He paid the PI $ 50,000.
Their current dispute over the court stems from the & # 39; pedo-man & # 39; and an e-mail that Musk sent to a BuzzFeed reporter telling him that Unsworth was married to his wife when she was a minor and alluded to other nefarious traits, none of which proved to be true. BuzzFeed has, despite Musk & # 39; s insistence that the email & # 39; off the record & # 39; was published.
Musk admitted that on August 22 this year he was the & # 39; worst & # 39; had been in deposition for years
The billionaire also admitted that he changed his telephone when traveling to China
Unsworth now sues the eccentric billionaire for defamation and he fights against it every time.
In the most recent legal proceedings – a transcript of a statement made by Musk in August 2019 for the case – he is asked about his mental state and the state of affairs when he commented & # 39; pedo & # 39; made.
At the time, Musk had angered Tesla's management and stunned the SEC by tweeting that he was keeping the company private for $ 420 a share. It was, he said later, a joke to 4/20, a modern & # 39; vacation & # 39; of species dedicated to celebrating marijuana.
Elon Musk's legal fight with Vernon Unsworth, a British diver who he & # 39; pedo & # 39; mentioned, will go to jury jurisprudence on December 3
The tweet sent Tesla & # 39; s stock price up and caused ripple waves in the market.
The SEC later prosecuted him and, as part of a settlement, Musk agreed to pay a fine of $ 20 million. At the time, he also faced difficult questions about whether Tesla would be able to achieve ambitious production goals.
& # 39; Last year was a bad year …. probably the worst ever & # 39 ;, he said during a August 22 deposition.
He also admitted that his Tesla and SpaceX teams regularly replace his phones for him and that he always changes them when he travels to China.
& # 39; When I travel to China, they generally have to give me a new phone because they are worried about hacking or something, & # 39; he said.
Asked if what he is doing with his old phones, he said: & # 39; My phones are generally deleted and erased and then that's it. & # 39;
In the lawsuit, dozens of e-mails and text messages were exchanged between the private investigator and Musk & # 39; s employee Jared Birchall. Above is an e-mail sent by the researcher with an emphasis on what he did and did not know
The submission also includes a statement from Jared Birchall, one of his associates who volunteered to work with the private investigator, James Howard.
DailyMail.com previously uncovered the pair, in collaboration with Howard, and searched information about Unsworth for the press that Howard claimed he had found.
The lawyers at Musk, who claim that the Brit is famous and looking for money, claim that Musk is innocent for defamation because he genuinely believed what the private investigator had told him and that he did not know that BuzzFeed received the email he had sent would publish.
He said he only ever intended to act as a source for the reporter.
His lawyer, Alex Spiro, points to the fact that Unsworth is trying to hide from the jury that he is also suing Musk for the same issue in the UK.
He declined to comment when he was contacted by DailyMail.com on Tuesday.
Other things that Unsworth says he doesn't want to show during their trial include messages he wrote on Facebook in Thai.
Unsworth's lawyers say that all the subjects mentioned for exclusion – including whether he has ever viewed pornography or child pornography (something Musk's lawyers asked him during a statement), are irrelevant or disadvantageous.
His answers to those questions have not yet been made public.
The case will be tried in California on December 3.
TIMETABLE OF THAI RESCUE AND MUSK AND DISPUTE DISPUTE
June 23, 2018: The boys and their football coach are trapped in the caves
8 July: Musk tweets that he uses Tesla engineers to build a submarine for children to get them out
The Thai soccer team got lost in caves while exploring and got stuck for days. Musk offered to help and sent a team of Tesla engineers to build a submarine to get them out
8 – 10 July: The boys were gradually rescued in a complex mission involving hundreds of people
July 13: Vernon Unsworth gives a CNN interview asking him about Musk's plan. He calls it a & # 39; PR stunt & # 39; and says: & # 39; He can hold it where it hurts & # 39; in reference to the submarine
July 15: Musk tweets calls him a & # 39; pedo guy & # 39;
Musk tweeted this last July after Unsworth told CNN that Tesla's CEO's plan to save the boys with a submarine would not work
July 17: Musk apologizes
August 15: Musk hires Howard after contacting him and said in an email: & # 39; Dear Elon, you may want to dig deep and see Mr. Unsworth's past … no smoke without fire! & # 39;
They started their & # 39; research & # 39; launch, but do everything to keep Musk separate from it. In emails, Musk & # 39; s employee Jared Birchall carried out their transactions and Musk & # 39; became the & # 39; mentioned. He and Birchall never discussed it in writing.
August 24: Birchall emailed Howard asking for & # 39; confirmation that Unsworth met his wife when she was a minor & # 39;
August 25: Birchall sent Howard an email with the comment: & # 39; For a successful confirmation of nefarious behavior there is an additional bonus of $ 10k & # 39;
August 27: Howard is instructed to launch a media leak
& # 39; The priority is to derive the story from the client and let the British gossip magazines develop their (sic) story & # 39 ;, he said.
He further said that British readers & # 39; trusted & # 39; are with Thailand & its culture to welcome and protect sex tourists.
& # 39; We call it Yellow Fever where older men leave their (sic) wives behind for a young Thai friend. & # 39;
Howard then told him in one text that he was the & # 39; only link in the chain who knows who the beneficiary is & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The Thai team and Richard all believe that this is for a good cause for children in the UK & # 39 ;, he said.
Despite trying to get journalists to print the unsubstantiated claims, no one does.
August 28: Musk tweet in response to a follower who accused him of lying about Unsworth: & Isn't it strange that he hasn't sued me yet?
August 30: BuzzFeed reporter emails Musk for a response. He answers, among other things, that Unsworth is a & # 39; child bride & # 39; married and concluded that he is a rapist
September 4: BuzzFeed publishes the story
5 September: Private Investigator emails Birchall, the Musk employee, saying: & # 39;I have never reported the target is a child rapist. & # 39;
September the 17th: Unsworth filed a lawsuit against Musk
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