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Vernon Unsworth

Elon Musk will face jurisprudence in his ongoing legal battle against a British diver who he is a & # 39; pedo-man & # 39; called.

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The CEO of Tesla is sued by Vernon Unsworth, a British man who lives in Thailand and was involved in rescuing the boys after being trapped in a flooded cave.

In July last year, Tesla's CEO tweeted that Unsworth was a & # 39; pedo-man & # 39; was and then hired a private investigator for $ 50,000 in a desperate attempt to find dirt on the British resident in retaliation after mocking his attempts to rescue the boys with a mini submarine on national television.

He also sent an & # 39; off the record & # 39; email to BuzzFeed with unsubstantiated and since then refuted allegations that he now claims the private investigator had told him, including that Unsworth married his wife when she was a minor .

BuzzFeed published the e-mail against the wishes of Musk.

Unsworth filed a lawsuit against him last November to claim unspecified compensation for defamation.

Since then, Musk has relentlessly tried to throw the case away. He submitted legal documents that claimed that Unsworth was determined to make money with books and film deals after the rescue.

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However, the judge dismissed Musk & # 39; s request to dismiss the case on Monday and said that Unsworth was a private person who limited his ability to use free speech because there was no public interest in the character of the British native .

Now a jury will decide whether he has been negligent in making the comments.

Musk & # 39; s lawyer Alex Spiro told DailyMail.com: & We look forward to the trial.

Vernon Unsworth

Elon Musk

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Elon Musk's legal fight with Vernon Unsworth, a British diver who he & # 39; pedo & # 39; mentioned, will go to a jury case-law on December 3

& # 39; We understand that while musk apologized, Unsworth would like to milk his 15-minute fame. & # 39;

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Lin Wood, Unsworth's lawyer, believes that the case is now easier to win. Proving negligence is easier than proving malice, he said.

& # 39; The court's decision by the court was a total rejection of Musk & # 39; s efforts to prevent or mitigate problems during the trial and a huge win for Vernon Unsworth.

& # 39; And the court also ruled that Vernon is not a public figure with a limited purpose. His claim for damages against Musk may be based on evidence of negligence due to a preponderance of evidence, & he said.

He added that Unsworth would look for a minimum of $ 75,000 and that he was a & # 39; mountain of proof & # 39; has a considerably larger settlement.

& # 39;Being responsible for misconduct is just around the corner for Musk, & Wood added.

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The start date of the trial is December 3.

In lawsuits filed earlier this month, Musk explained how Unsworth reportedly wanted to make money from the rescue by selling his version of events to news networks.

Text messages sent by Unsworth to a Thai employee reveal how he enjoyed the media attention the rescue brought him and how he was strategic to & # 39; hardball & # 39; to play with ABC, Universal, Warner Bros and Netflix, among others, to try and make money by sharing his story.

He bragged to an employee about how & # 39; needed & # 39; he was talking about hiring an agent and & # 39; the best lawyers & # 39; in his legal battle with the SpaceX billionaire, and often said that the boys would not live today if he had not been involved in saving them.

The lyrics do not detract from Musk's attempts to find dirt on the man after he publicly & # 39; pedo & # 39; did not mention the fact that Unsworth was involved in the rescue.

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Musk & # 39; s lawyer Alex Spiro, however, says they show a different side than the British resident and show that he is not the battered party he claims to be.

Text messages that Vernon Unsworth sent an employee in 2018 refer to the movie deals he hoped to score by sharing his Thai cave rescue account. He hired an agent and advised his Thai friend not to share much of what he knew until a deal was on the table. The texts are not part of a single conversation but took place for months
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Text messages that Vernon Unsworth sent an employee in 2018 refer to the movie deals he hoped to score by sharing his Thai cave rescue account. He hired an agent and advised his Thai friend not to share much of what he knew until a deal was on the table. The texts are not part of a single conversation but took place for months

Text messages that Vernon Unsworth sent an employee in 2018 refer to the movie deals he hoped to score by sharing his Thai cave rescue account. He hired an agent and advised his Thai friend not to share much of what he knew until a deal was on the table. The texts are not part of a single conversation but took place for months

They say that Unsworth put himself firmly in the spotlight during the rescue and that he was desperate to use it.

Among the lyrics is one in which he complained that Musk received a letter from the Thai prime minister.

Musk sent a team of engineers to Thailand and came up with the idea of ​​using a small submarine to transport the boys individually from where they were trapped, from the cave.

Unsworth and his colleague Thanet Natisri joked in their texts about how the submarine was too small for one of the boys, only 12 centimeters wide. They said the children also had to be stunned to go in because it was so small and frightening.

Their hundreds of texts date from the time the rescue was underway.

Unsworth claimed to be involved in the & # 39; main movie & # 39; and rejected the rumor that people would each be 3 million baht for their participation in another

Unsworth claimed to be involved in the & # 39; main movie & # 39; and rejected the rumor that people would each be 3 million baht for their participation in another

Unsworth claimed to be involved in the & # 39; main movie & # 39; and rejected the rumor that people would each be 3 million baht for their participation in another

Unsworth also complained about Musk, said Tesla had financial problems and asked for details about why his mini submarine was a bad idea after shooting it on TV

Unsworth also complained about Musk, said Tesla had financial problems and asked for details about why his mini submarine was a bad idea after shooting it on TV

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Unsworth also complained about Musk, said Tesla had financial problems and asked for details about why his mini submarine was a bad idea after shooting it on TV

Gradually their conversation changes from talking about how to save the boys to celebrating that they have all been released alive and then to Musk, the media interest in the story and how they can benefit from it.

In Unsworth texts in November 2018, he said: & # 39; I now have an agent / representative. & # 39;

During the process, I look forward to addressing Musk & # 39; s ongoing PR and legal efforts to cheat Mr Unsworth. Facts are stubborn things

Unsworth & # 39; s lawyer Lin Wood

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He told Thanet that he also & # 39; also & # 39; needed one, and said he & # 39; too early & # 39; had left with his report of the rescue, suggesting that he could have made more money by sharing if he had waited.

He also said it & # 39; very stupid & # 39; of them was not to demand payment from an ABC journalist who wrote a book about the rescue.

& # 39; No £ $ from Matt (crazy), very stupid of us, & # 39; Unsworth said in a message.

He then boasted that he was contacted by another series of book writers.

& # 39; Vern You should see the email I just received from Dr. Book's writer. Harry and Dr. Craig. They NEED ME SO SO MUCH. Send it to my agent … I'm good at playing hardball had enough of book writers and movie companies who took the p * ss, & he wrote.

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Unsworth then boasted about another offer he claimed to have received from the Hollywood mega-agency CAA.

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

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

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

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

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

& # 39; In the email I received from the first line of Hollywood CAA, it says: you that I am) very top of the list. Without your experience, cave knowledge and quick response, it's no exaggeration to say that those guys probably wouldn't live today.

& # 39; I have not answered. My agent will check out £££ $$, & he said.

He then said that he & # 39; would let the divers suffer because they had left us out of the loop & # 39; in a reference to those involved who he thought had earned more than he had.

Unsworth went further: & # 39;If they don't meet me, the story isn't worth $$$ $$. & # 39;

Thanet replied: & # 39;Yes, let me know if there is news about film deal. It would be great if my share was in it … I am really appreciated (sic) you look for me from Vern, that means a lot

& # 39; And if anything, I can help you. Please don't hesitate. Let me know, it is (always) an honor to meet you and work with you. & # 39;

He then complained about authors who wanted & # 39; everything for free & # 39; and said that he & # 39; naive & # 39; had been in his handling of investigations.

& # 39; They want everything for FREE. That is why no one should have helped Matt Guttman (exclamation), he will earn a fortune. We have been very naive (sic), not just you and me but Josh and everyone else. & # 39;

In a later exchange they talked about possibly being paid by National Geographic.

& # 39; I believe Josh spoke to you about the National Geographic Documentary. This is a great opportunity for the three of us. We have a powerful story. If we stay together, we can do very well, & he said.

Unsworth's attorney told DailyMail.com in response to Thursday's submission: “The facts refute Musk's unfair legal submissions.

& # 39; Unsworth received a total of £ 2,400 for his assistance with two documentaries about the Thai Cave Rescue ….

& # 39; During the process, I look forward to addressing Musk & # 39; s ongoing PR and legal efforts to cheat Mr. Unsworth. Facts are stubborn things. & # 39;

He used the example of Musk & # 39; s claim that in a letter last August he wrote a & # 39; rich payout & # 39; demanded of him to prove how he often lied the Tesla billionaire in court.

The letter actually warned Musk that a lawsuit was being brought against him.

& # 39; I am preparing a civil complaint for defamation against you. In an effort to prevent a lawsuit and to have the public file corrected, I invite you or your legal representative to contact me & it says.

The lyrics do not detract from Musk's attempts to find dirt on Unsworth.

Earlier this month, the British resident filed his own court papers that document the billionaire's extensive campaign.

Musk hired a private investigator scammer who contacted him out of the blue when his spit with Unsworth was made public and claimed that he knew that Unsworth was a pedophile or involved in nefarious acts in Thailand.

Via one of his employees, Musk paid him $ 50,000 to travel to Thailand to look at it.

But the investigation found nothing and Musk & # 39; s team became frustrated with the efforts of the scammer.

Despite the fact that there was no evidence that Unsworth was anything but law-abiding, Musk sent an e-mail to BuzzFeed claiming that he was a & # 39; rapist & # 39; who was married to his wife when she was a child.

He sent the email with an & # 39; off the record & # 39; prefix and was astonished when BuzzFeed published his unfounded allegations.

Now he says it was unfair for the outlet to do that. He admits that he had no evidence of his claims, but insists that they came from the private investigator, despite the fact that they were not recorded in writing.

& # 39; After more than two weeks of working daily to save the lives of 12 children and losing their soccer coach deep into a dangerous Thai cave, Vernon Unsworth will now spend the rest of his life with the asterisk of pedophilia to his name as the direct result of a public relations campaign of false, horrific accusations by Elon Musk, a thin-skinned billionaire obsessed with his image and having a history of vengefulness and deliberately ignoring the truth to maintain that PR-created image.

& # 39; Just like the bully he is, Musk chose to publicly lash at the criticism and wrongly attack Unsworth, a relatively unknown person, and publicly challenge him to sue, & # 39; & # 39; Unsworth attorneys fumed earlier this month.

Last month, Musk – who previously apologized publicly for the tweet at the insistence of the Tesla board – filed his own lawsuits in which he explained why he thinks he is innocent of defamation.

In a motion asking the judge to dismiss the case, he doubled his allegations against Unsworth and included others as he married his wife when she was a teenager and that he had girls in Thailand & # 39; suppressed & # 39; .

Although they turned out to be false, Musk said he had no reason not to believe them because private investigator James Howard-Higgins had told him the information.

Between July 15, when Musk first released the tweet, and August 28, he and his co-worker quietly worked with Howard to try to find evidence that would support the claim, the court papers claim.

On August 15, he hired Howard after contacting him and saying in an email: & Dear Elon, you may want to dig deep and into Mr. Past's past. Watch Unsworth … 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.

On 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 ;.

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

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

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

This is a page from one of the progress reports that the private detective in Thailand sent to Musk & # 39; s team. It contains extensive details about Unsworth's life, but nothing about him as a pedophile

This is a page from one of the progress reports that the private detective in Thailand sent to Musk & # 39; s team. It contains extensive details about Unsworth's life, but nothing about him as a pedophile

This is a page from one of the progress reports that the private detective in Thailand sent to Musk & # 39; s team. It contains extensive details about Unsworth's life, but nothing about him as a pedophile

Two days later, Howard was instructed to create a & # 39; media leak & # 39; to launch, according to the newspapers.

& # 39; We would like you to proceed immediately with the leakage of this information to the British press. Of course this must be done very carefully.

& # 39; The train of thought is …: Thailand is the world capital of pedophilia. This man has been visiting Thailand since the 1980s. While the guise of cave exploration is creative, there are amazing and extensive caving systems in many places around the world …. He was ultimately (30 years) his minor he met while they were was a teenager. He had been to Thailand for decades before marrying her.

& # 39; She was not the first girl he met – and certainly not the first teenager he came in contact with. Share the facts and as you said, that should be enough for a story, & Birchall said in an email quoted in the submission.

Howard then tried to persuade the press to print the claims and email them to journalists under the email address & # 39; bangkokjohn & # 39 ;, the lawsuit claims, but he was unsuccessful.

While speculation gathered that Unsworth would sue, a BuzzFeed reporter mailed Musk for a comment.

Musk sent this email to his staff after the BuzzFeed article was released, where he said he had no idea it would be published and called himself a fool idiot because he sent it

Musk sent this email to his staff after the BuzzFeed article was released, where he said he had no idea it would be published and called himself a fool idiot because he sent it

Musk sent this email to his staff after the BuzzFeed article was released, where he said he had no idea it would be published and called himself a fool idiot because he sent it

In response, he said: & # 39; Off the record. I suggest you call people you know in Thailand, find out what's going on and stop defending child abusers, you're a hole.

He is an old white man from England who has been traveling to Thailand for 30 to 40 years, mainly in Pattaya Beach, until he moved to Chiang Ria for a child bride who was then 12 years old.

& # 39; There is only one reason why people go to Pattaya Beach.

& # 39; It is not where you go for caves, but it is where you go for something else. Chiang Rai is known for sex trade with children …. I hope he sues me. & # 39;

Unsworth filed his lawsuit on September 17.

Since then, it has become clear that Howard is a scammer who claimed to have worked for MI5 and George Soros.

In one of his e-mails to Birchall, he said he had tried to make the story run in British and Australian newspapers by claiming that he worked for a charity for children.

Unsworth said that in summarizing his case, Musk took matters into his own hands by sending emails to an opponent-reporter in response to a bona fide request for comment stating false allegations that Unswoth was a 12-year-old child rapist year old child bride.

& # 39; With a straight face, Musk seeks unabashed judgment because he is claiming legal protection for allegations of pedophilia against British men who have spent time in Thailand. & # 39;

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