That's according to a letter dated August 6 from Unsworth's attorney sent to CNBC.
"You published through three different tweets to your twenty-two million followers that Mr. Unsworth engages in the sexual exploitation of Thai children", Unsworth's attorney L. Lin Wood wrote in an August 6 letter first published on Wednesday by Buzzfeed News. Musk responded by calling Unsworth a "pedo guy", later tweeting: "Bet ya a signed dollar it's true".
"I think Mr. Musk, from my perspective, has a lot of assets", Meissner said.
He was responding to a tweet by Olanoff, who told Musk that his "dedication to facts and truth would have been wonderful" if he had applied it to when he "called someone a pedo".
Musk said that he had "spoken in anger" after Unsworth accused him and SpaceX engineers of orchestrating a "PR stunt" by sending a small submarine to help divers rescue the 12 Thai soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave. "He called on Musk's legal counsel to contact him in order to avoid litigation and to correct the allegedly false statements". "He was offered free legal services".
Shares of the electric auto company have plummeted almost 16 percent since Musk's tweet.
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But Kohn said it does put more pressure on Powell and other Fed officials to explain their actions and their perspectives. Last November, Trump nominated Powell as Fed Chairman to replace Janet Yellen when her term expired in February.
Not only would Musk later admit that funding had not been secured, but in a Friday blog post wrote that he and Tesla's board of directors decided it was in the best interests of the Palo Alto-based to remain public.
Mr Musk has been embroiled in another Twitter-related controversy over recent weeks after tweeting that he was considering taking his auto firm private, adding that he had secured the funds required.
Ferguson is only one of thousands of Tesla bears who use Twitter to crowdsource financial data, photos, satellite imagery and video footage of Tesla facilities to shed light on the company's production and sales figures to support their view that the stock is overvalued.
But, Musk on Wednesday was involved in the debate again on Twitter after a user asked him why he made the "pedo" comment.
Musk posted the tweet in response to an article about the removal of accounts responsible for coordinated manipulation on Twitter, praising the micro-blogging platform's actions.
But Musk's decision to continue to respond to critics on Twitter indicates he won't change easily, said Charles Elson, a University of DE finance professor who specializes in corporate governance.