Elon Musk Blunders by Hiring Convicted Fraudster to Investigate British Diver Amid Defamation Suit

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In 2018 Elon Musk referred to 63-year-old British cave diver Vernon Unsworth as a “pedo guy”, which prompted the rescuer to sue the Tesla and SpaceX CEO with the court case to be heard in December 2019.

Elon Musk, who is currently trying to fight a defamation lawsuit brought against him by the cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth, after he branded him “pedo guy” in a Tweet last year, has allegedly contracted self-proclaimed private detective James Howard-Higgins to investigate Unsworth’s past, BuzzFeed News reported.

Media has claimed that the investigator appears to be a convicted fraudster from Dorset, who retained $50,000 of the Tesla CEO’s money and failed to produce any substantial evidence to help Musk substantiate his claims against the British rescuer.

Citing a court filing submitted to the US federal court in September 2019, the outlet shows that James Howard-Higgins contacted Musk via email on 17 July 2018 to offer the Tesla CEO his services to “dig deep” into Vernon Unsworth’s past.

“You may want to dig deep into Mr Unsworth’s past to prepare for his defamation claim,” Howard-Higgins allegedly wrote to the Tesla CEO, while identifying himself as CEO of Jupiter Military & Tactical Systems and adding that there is “no smoke without fire”.

Musk then was reported to have indirectly hired Howard-Higgins, who claimed to have spent 11 years in the UK special forces and two years in the security forces to find information in…

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