推特 CEO Jack Dorsey 曾经有人说特斯拉SpaceX公司 首席执行官伊隆·马斯克是Twitter上最令人兴奋的和有影响力的人。麝香喜欢和球迷kibbitz,回答问题关于他的技术,使得阅读和音乐的建议,并实时解决客户服务问题。但法院公布的文件周一尾盘显示麝香和同事忙着处理什么人会呼吁在(更多)法律上的麻烦已经得到麝香推特的开放性过度开放。

According to emails included in the filing, Musk has regrets. “I'm a fucking idiot,” he wrote 至 a public relations adviser in September 2018.

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在法庭文件是由一个名为弗农Unsworth在一个泰国的英国洞穴专家,谁在泰国青年足球队的抢救和他们在七月2018年教练的帮助提起诽谤诉讼昂斯沃斯的律师争辩说,麝香是“薄皮亿万富翁”谁‘策划在英国一个恶意的,虚假的,匿名的漏系列和澳大利亚媒体’即寻求油漆Unsworth在作为一个恋童癖。该剧由包括被定罪的重罪犯一个$ 52,000名私人调查,以及使用假名行事的麝香助理。

Musk had his own plan to rescue the soccer team, involving a child-sized mini-submarine. Unsworth 至ld a CNN reporter that Musk’s plan was a publicity stunt 那 wouldn’t work. Musk, he said, could “stick his submarine where it hurts.”

几天后,麝香看到昂斯沃斯的在线评论,以及超过一小时花了更少的在线搜索的人的名字,麝香在2019年8月沉积说。亿万富翁很沮丧,他在沉积过程中告诉律师:“到底是谁这个家伙,到底是他做侮辱我,侮辱我的一切的团队所做的辛勤工作大家都把在设法帮助这些孩子?”他说。找到一个文章链接昂斯沃斯的家乡城市清莱性交易后,麝香在一系列的鸣叫,以他20名万名追随者捍卫他的潜艇计划,并呼吁Unsworth在一个“小儿家伙。”为鸣叫三天后的CEO表示道歉。

但麝香没有再提这件事了那里,根据法庭文件。根据法庭文件,一个英国男子名叫詹姆斯·霍华德 - 希金斯伸手麝香在2018年8月左右昂斯沃斯,自称是一名私家侦探,并声称潜水员已经“在他的柜中骷髅。”麝香涉嫌通过霍华德 - 希金斯的信息他的家庭办公室的负责人,一个叫贾里德·伯查尔。伯查尔承担了他与霍华德 - 希金斯交易的名义詹姆斯brickhouse,并作为brickhouse,用麝香的资金超过$ 50,000聘请调查员深入到外籍人士的历史。

麝香说霍华德 - 希金斯通过伯查尔消息称,昂斯沃斯嫁给了一个女孩,当她年仅12,但昂斯沃斯的律师说霍华德 - 希金斯从来没有告诉过伯查尔说昂斯沃斯的妻子是任何年龄小于18岁或19日在他们结婚的时候。 (事实上​​,潜水员的妻子是32,当他们相遇,律师说。) BuzzFeed News 后来透露,霍华德 - 希金斯,其实是谁曾被判犯有从贸易伙伴盗窃诈骗,现在是在监狱因违反假释条件。两种方式:“孩子强奸犯”八月2018年,麝香回答了buzzfeed新闻记者的电子邮件关于“小儿家伙”被指控昂斯沃斯是一个鸣叫记者发表麝香的指控 in an article—allegations, Unsworth lawyer’s say, 那 are false.

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Musk later said in the August 2019 deposition that he hoped the reporter would look in至 the allegations, 和 that he was concerned 那 Unsworth might be “another Jeffrey Epstein.” He said he believed that Howard-Higgins, the purported investigator, had already reached out 至 the Thai police, though he conceded in the deposition that, because Howard-Higgins was scamming the Musk team, 那 probably wasn’t the case.

昂斯沃斯在2018年9月起诉在美国加州联邦法院诽谤,并正在寻求至少$ 75,000赔偿。亚历克斯螺,代表麝香的律师在一份声明中说,“这种情况下不过是钱抢在昂斯沃斯...追求利润,宣传和自我宣传动不动。”对此,林木材,聘请律师昂斯沃斯,叫螺的评论“简单,只需通过麝香一个不诚实的防御和公关活动的一部分,贬低和攻击误发先生更不诚实的指责。昂斯沃思”。

本周的法庭文件显示,麝香在原来歉疚,目中无人,与潇洒,非常,换句话说,muskian。整个事件是“我做过最愚蠢的事情之一,”他在2018年9月电子邮件至胡利安娜·格洛弗,公关顾问写道。他和昂斯沃斯的律师在沉积过程中,麝香说他叫Unsworth在一个“小儿家伙”,因为这是孩子们叫他的南非家乡令人毛骨悚然的男人,当他长大。在沉积,麝香还开玩笑说,一个成语是“白痴,并在最后-O - M”,并承认,是的,昂斯沃斯可能是惯用谈论推搡他的事情后,因为“我的屁股是不是想象中的那么大。”

In fall 2018, Musk said in emails 至 Glover, the public relations specialist, that the Unsworth incident was a “distraction” that “couldn't come at a worse time.” Indeed, this was not the only costly 推特 incident in which the CEO was embroiled in. Also in August 2018, Musk tweeted 那 he planned 至 take 特斯拉 private, and that the funding to do so was “secured.” But the money Musk was banking on—reportedly from Saudi Arabia—never materialized, leading the Securities 和 Exchange Commission 至 accuse him of misrepresenting facts about a public company. Earlier 那 year, 特斯拉 faced a sharp sell-off when Musk jokingly tweeted on April 1 那 the company was “bankwupt.”

In fall 2018, Musk settled the SEC’s charges by agreeing to pay $20 million, on top of $20 million paid by Tesla, 和 by relinquishing his role as chair of the electric carmaker’s board. According 至 the terms of the settlement, Musk must also have future-looking statements posted on 推特 approved by an internal 特斯拉 lawyer—a 推特 babysitter.

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Updated, 10-9-19, 2:15am ET: This s至ry has been updated with a statement from a lawyer for Vernon Unsworth.


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