Elon Musk will head to the courtroom in October for repeatedly accusing a British cave diver of being a pedophile.
Vernon Unsworth sued the Tesla CEO for defamation following the accusations, and recent court filings show the case will go to trial on October 22nd, The Verge reported Friday.
Unsworth and Musk went to battle with each other last year after Unsworth criticized Musk's idea to save the Thai youth soccer team stranded in a cave by sending a submarine. Musk responded to Unsworth's suggestion that it was a "PR stunt" by calling him a "pedo guy" on Twitter and claiming Unsworth was a "child rapist." Having no evidence for these claims, Musk then stated "I f---ing hope he sues me."
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Pre-trial proceedings will begin on October 7th.
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