A British cave diver was left feeling "dirtied" and "vulnerable" when Elon Musk called him a "pedo guy", he told a Los Angeles court on Wednesday.
"I took it to mean I was a paedophile," Vernon Unsworth said. "It feels very raw. I feel humiliated, shamed, dirtied."
Mr Unsworth had been co-ordinating the rescue of a children’s football team from a flooded cave system in northern Thailand in July last year when he clashed with Mr Musk over a small submarine the billionaire’s engineers had designed in order to help.
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He is suing the Tesla and SpaceX chief executive for defamation over the tweets, which also called him "sus", shorthand for suspicious. Mr Musk had carried out a cursory search of the…