The noteworthy and now deleted Twitter post, where the diver was called "pedo guy", was published last year while working to rescue the boys who got stuck in a cave in Thailand. According to Elon Musk, he wrote the insult in response to the diver, who said in a CNN interview that Musk could "drive up his mini boat where it hurts".
"It was wrong and insulting, so I insulted him back," Elon Musk said during his testimony, according to TT.
According to the diver's statement, Elon Musk wanted to damage his reputation with the help of the Twitter post. But if one is to believe Musk's lawyer Alex Spiro, the "pedo guy" insult is a generic insult in the contractor's home country of South Africa.
In addition to the Twitter post, Musk also called the scuba diver pedophile in an email to a reporter on the US news site Buzzfeed. However, this email is not included in the report, according to the BBC.
The trial is expected to continue this week.