Tesla shares fall after Elon Musk smokes weed, drinks whisky during interview

Tesla shares fall after Elon Musk smokes weed, drinks whisky during interview

Tesla shares fall after Elon Musk smokes weed, drinks whisky during interview

"Since I joined Tesla on August 6th, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations", Morton said in a statement that Tesla filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Morton left Seagate Technology(STX) - where, according to company filings, he made some $5 million in 2017 salary and other compensation - to join Tesla.

Elon Musk sparked concern with shareholders after smoking marijuana live web show with USA comedian Joe Rogan late Thursday night while discussing a plethora of random subjects, including artificial, flame throwers and social media.

The Tesla-founding billionaire took a drag during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, as well as swigging whisky.

Musk told Rogan that running Tesla is the hardest of his several endeavors.

Kevin Kassekert and Felicia Mayo will lead the human-resources department, following the departure of former HR chief Gaby Toledano, who had been on leave since August.

Musk said Tesla is about to build and deliver more than twice as many cars as it did last quarter, without being specific about whether the company would accomplish this feat in the third or fourth quarter.

An ex-Tesla employee who says she was sacked for testing positive for THC, the ingredient found in marijuana, called CEO Elon Musk's decision to smoke marijuana during an interview a "slap in the face". At one point, Rogan, who was smoking cannabis, invited Elon Musk to take a puff. "I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission, and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting".

Guardado told the outlet that her use of doctor-recommended drops could make her test positive for the drug, a condition she says she told the company about prior to her termination. "I don't actually notice any effect".

The latest round of executive departures comes after Elon Musk opted to walk away from his initiative to take the company private last month.

The company's stock was down 0.7 percent to $278.87 in pre-market trading.

"We think this is further evidence that the time is now for management and the board to address these issues". While Musk stopped short of naming a chief operating officer - investor and analyst calls for such a position have increased in light of the CEO's controversial behaviour - he's putting a significant responsibility on the plate of a veteran manager who's helped the company pull off a potential production breakthrough with its all-important Model 3 sedan.

Tesla Inc. (TSLA) shares dropped down to their lowest point in almost six months today amid a lawsuit made by a short-seller who is suing the vehicle company over claims that they lied to investors about taking TSLA private.

In a wide ranging interview published on Thursday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he has big ideas for an electric plane.

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