Vera Unsworth, 88, from Braintree, Essex, told reporters that her son Vern was consulting lawyers a day after Mr Musk revived his criticism of the British diver who helped to rescue 12 boys from the flooded Chiang Rai cave complex in Thailand last month.
On Tuesday, Musk suggested via Twitter that it was unusual Unsworth hadn't sued him yet and asked a Twitter user who brought up the matter why he hadn't investigated it. "He was offered free legal services", he wrote.
Bet he can expect that lawsuit this time.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk stoked controversy once again on Tuesday, after he questioned whether it was "strange" that the British diver he appeared to accuse last month of being a pedophile still has not sued him.
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The 63-year-old, who has expert local knowledge of the Tham Luang cave system, added Musk could "stick his submarine where it hurts". "If so, what did you actually do?" he said.
When Amy Nelson read The New York Times' recent interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk - in which, The Times said, "he alternated between laughter and tears" in describing "the most hard and painful year of my career" - her first thought was, "I would never cry in front of a journalist as a female CEO".
It's just the latest Twitter hubbub Musk has created.
And then there was the now-infamous New York Times interview in which Musk emotionally detailed the "excruciating" personal toll that had been taken on him after hastily announcing on Twitter that he planned to make Tesla stocks private - which was supposedly the result of a "420" session with Grimes. Musk said on Friday that Tesla would remain public, but said he believed there was "more than enough funding" to take the company private.
"Conventional business leaders are far more careful in their behaviour - you don't find FTSE 100 chief executives shooting from the hip like this because they are advised it would be detrimental to the interests of their companies", Matthew Gwyther, ex-editor of Management Today, told the BBC.
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