Published: Thu, August 30, 2018
Markets | By Erika Turner

Dry eyes: Tesla's Musk says he shed no tears in interview

Dry eyes: Tesla's Musk says he shed no tears in interview

It appears to show that Unsworth has retained Wood's services, and is actually preparing a civil complaint for libel. Replying to a person's tweet about the incident, Musk on Tuesday said, "You don't think it's odd [Unsworth] hasn't sued me?" He also badgered a Twitter user about why his claim aboutUnsworth had not been investigated.

The 63-year-old, who has expert local knowledge of the Tham Luang cave system, added Musk could "stick his submarine where it hurts".

But diver Vernon Unsworth, a key player in the rescue, called Mr Musk's attempted involvement a "PR stunt", and said his vessel "had absolutely no chance of working", according to CNN.

Musk sent a string of now-deleted tweets in which he said he was working on producing a video to prove his submarine could have reached the trapped football team.

He ended the exchange by suggesting that Olanoff was not a "truth-seeker" because he didn't investigate why Unsworth hadn't sued Musk.

Subsequently, Unsworth said he might sue - and Musk apologized.

Ryan Giggs offers backing to Jose Mourinho amid sack talk
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says that Jose Mourinho remains "the right man" to manage the Premier League giants.

"You don't think it's unusual he hasn't sued me?"

Rather than responding to a media inquiry on the possible libel suit, Musk lashed out at BuzzFeed News when the outlet asked for comment. Shares of Tesla had lost as much as 3 per cent after earlier his comments.

"Tesla only sought fair treatment for our customers, and we hope the Ministry now does the right thing by delivering on its promise to ensure all [electric vehicle]-owners receive their incentives", the Tesla spokesperson said.

Nelson wrote about her thoughts on the Musk profile in a contributor piece for Forbes, noting that she understood and applauded Musk for his authenticity.

Never one to turn his back on a potential Twitter fight, Musk fired back, making a thinking-face-emoji insinuation about why Unsworth never sued him, despite being offered free legal services. It's unclear what the Tesla and SpaceX CEO meant by that. Musk said on Friday that Tesla would remain public, but said he believed there was "more than enough funding" to take the company private.

On Wednesday, a Tesla spokesperson reiterated that sentiment in an email to CBS MoneyWatch, saying "Elon's tweet was simply a recognition of the fact that unlike Tesla, we're not aware of a single UAW-represented automaker that provides stock options or restricted stock units to their production employees".

Like this: