Elon Musk Sued Over ‘Pedophile’ Comments

British Cave Diver Answers Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s ‘Request’ to Be Sued
– Daily Journal

Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, a co-chair in the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was interviewed by the Daily Journal for an article on Vernon Unsworth’s move to sue Elon Musk.

Earlier this summer, Unsworth and a team of divers saved young soccer players from a flooded cave in Thailand. After Unsworth dismissed Musk’s suggestion to use a child-sized submarine to save the children, noting its impracticality, Musk made numerous comments implying that Unsworth is a child rapist and pedophile.

Jacobs said he expects Musk’s counsel to argue that Unsworth is a public figure and that Musk’s comments were merely hyperbole and poor humor.