Elon Mash released this photo taken at Tam Luang rescue site last July. (Elon Mask Twitter Profile)
LOS ANGELES: Elon Mosque can not duck behind a "imaginative insult" defense to escape from a lawsuit against a British caveman rescuer who tried to call himself a "pedo guy" after he ridiculed the submarine's submarine to an American entrepreneur.
The federal judge in Los Angeles denied Friday the request of Tesla chief executive to reject Vernon Unsworth's libel appeal. The judge said a written decision explaining his order would come later.
The spit with Unsworth broke out after the cave dropped the mini-submarine cord that he built to help rescue the wild boar football team, who had been captured in the cove of Tam Luang in Chiang Rai in July last year. Their troubles and the possible rescue by a team of volunteers from many countries was one of the biggest news in the world last year.
Unsworth in an interview with CNN said the mini-submarine, which was not used for rescue, was a "PR trick" and that "musk" could "stuck its submarine where it hurt."
The traditional muscle habits, especially in connection with Tesla's business, followed him in hot water with investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under a deal with the SEC last year, he was supposed to oversee his Tesla related tweets that could influence the market. In February, Tesla's Twitter tweets in 2019 urged the SEC to go to court to blame Mask for violating the agreement. Moshus and the SEC agreed yesterday to reshape the dispute.
John Huston, an attorney for "Musk", did not immediately respond to the request for comment on the decision.
The case is Unsworth v Musk, 18-cv-08048, US District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles).