Billionaire Elon Musk has described himself as “an … idiot” for his handling of the PR disaster that followed from his tweet calling a British cave diver “pedo guy” in 2018.
Musk’s comments were disclosed in court papers from Vernon Unsworth’s defamation lawsuit against the Tesla founder. In the documents, Musk is described as “a thin-skinned billionaire who is obsessed with his public image and who has a history of vindictively and intentionally ignoring truth to maintain that PR-created image.”
Musk, according to the documents, had taken umbrage at Unsworth, who was involved in the 2018 rescue of a group of soccer players from a flooded cave in Thailand, and dismissed Musk’s submarine rescue plan as a PR stunt in a CNN interview that went viral.
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