Tesla shares tumble after Musk tweet controversy

Tesla Shares Fall After Elon Musk's 'Pedo' Twitter Comment

No evidence has come to light to substantiate Musk's pedophilia accusation. Musk and his engineers built a miniature submarine in hopes that it could be used to ferry the kids to safety, but the idea was rejected by the rescue team as the submarine was unlikely to be able to navigate the cramped caves.

Musk, who grew increasingly frustrated during an earnings call in May, began to lash out at some of the people present in the call. "They had no conception of what the cave passage was like.It wouldn't have made the first 50 metres into the cave from the dive start point", Vern Unsworth told The Telegraph. "The submarine, I believe, was about five-foot-six long, rigid, so it wouldn't have gone round corners or round any obstacles".

He can "stick his submarine where it hurts", Unsworth said during the interview in Thailand.

Asked if he would consider taking legal action, Mr Unsworth said: "Yes, it's not finished". Unsworth's comment prompted Musk to then fire back on Twitter. "I will attempt to be better at this", Musk said.

He said he had no contact with Musk throughout the rescue operation nor since.

Unsworth concluded this portion of the interview by claiming that Musk had been quickly asked to leave the cave during his much-tweeted-about visit.

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Last week, Musk also took to Twitter to pledge to help Flint, Mich., residents affected by the city's water crisis, replying to a user that he would commit to "fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels".

"Bet ya a signed dollar it's true", Musk said in since-deleted tweets after being challenged on the claim.

"The caver told AFP he would make a decision when he flies back to the United Kingdom this week, but said the episode with Musk 'ain't finished, '" the news agency reported. Musk traveled to the site in Chiang Rai province, but the team was rescued by Thai divers with aid from an global group of volunteers.

The Guardian consulted a legal expert who thought Unsworth had "a cast iron case of libel".

Tesla stock fell almost 3 percent Monday to $310.10 even though the broader market was up slightly.

Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, offered no evidence or justification for his claim that Unsworth is a pedophile.

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