Elon Musk has apologised for calling a British cave diver a “paedo” on Twitter.
Musk’s apology was written on Twitter in reply to an article defending and celebrating the Tesla CEO, and it does not appear to have been addressed directly to the cave diver Vernon Unsworth.
Mr Unsworth, 63, said he was considering taking legal action against the billionaire after Musk made the unfounded allegation.
In his apology, the Tesla CEO said “my words were spoken in anger” in response to Mr Unsworth speaking “several untruths” about the “impractical” submarine which the billionaire chief executive left in Thailand.
Mr Musk stated that he was particularly offended by Mr Unsworth’s description of the submarine as a “PR stunt” and stating that he could shove the submarine “up his a***”.
Mr Musk added that his “mini-sub… had been built as an act of kindness & according to specifications from the dive team leader.
“Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologise to Mr Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader. The fault is mine and mine alone.”