Elon Musk smokes weed on Joe Rogan's podcast

Laverne Mann
September 8, 2018

Chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, resigned after being with the company for one month, citing intense public attention.

On Friday, just days after Morton's resignation, Tesla's head of human resources, Gaby Toledano, announced that she would not return from a leave of absence taken last month.

That followed a twitter storm overnight about Musk smoking marijuana and drinking whisky in a 2-1/2-hour live web show with comedian Joe Rogan.

Musk said he is less anxious about AI than he had been, mostly due to "taking a more fatalistic attitude".

The interview touched on one of Musk's favorite themes: ways to revolutionize transportation.

Today it was revealed that two top executives have left Tesla, and its plummeting stock fell even lower.

Musk, seemingly referencing former president Bill Clinton, went to Twitter to say that to say, "remember, I did not inhale".

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During the podcast interview, Musk, who is also the founder of the startup Boring Co., as well as Neuralink, said that running Tesla has been the hardest of his current projects. But a lot of the "public attention" Tesla received during Morton's brief tenure was focused on the possibility of Tesla going private.

The exodus continues amid ongoing criticism over Musk's leadership, concern over the automaker's general prospects, and fresh legal issues over market manipulation.

Musk has come under heavy pressure in recent weeks over his botched attempt to take Tesla private and his erratic behavior. "Tesla 1st, 2nd & 3rd in August sales", Musk tweeted.

Earlier this week Musk escalated his baseless attacks against British diver Vernon Unsworth, claiming that the man who helped rescue children from a cave in Thailand was a "child rapist" in an email to a reporter.

Tesla's board of directors is on the lookout for senior talent but is not actively searching for a chief operating officer, a person familiar with the board's thinking told Bloomberg News in August.

Musk has admitted that running an electric vehicle and energy company like Tesla is exhausting, and in an interview with the New York Times last month, Musk stated that anyone who could do a better job can take over for him anytime.

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