Tesla Accounting Chief Quit After Elon Musk Ignored Pitfalls of Going Private

Musk told Rogan that he's not a regular weed smoker

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.

The exchange between podcast host Joe Rogan and Musk is one to remember.

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk made a series of executive promotions to fill the gap left by senior management resignations on Friday, as shares in the electric vehicle maker tanked and criticism of its founder's controversial behaviour continued.

Recreational marijuana use is legal under California law, but federal law still considers it a crime.

Tesla shares dropped sharply Friday after the electric-car company disclosed that its chief of accounting was leaving the company only weeks after coming aboard.

Running a auto company is hard.

Shortly after smoking, Musk looks at his phone and laughs, telling Rogan he was getting texts from friends asking why he was smoking weed during the interview. Rogan passes the joint to Musk, who also takes a sip of whiskey.

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Separately, Tesla revealed that its chief accounting officer has resigned after less than a month on the job, raising further concerns about the company's leadership stability. His firm, Gerber Kawasaki, owns about $10.5 million in Tesla stock.

Musk caused jitters for shareholders last month when he announced, out of the blue, that he was planning to make the company private, before backtracking and saying it would remain public. It later said that Chief People Officer Gaby Toledano would not return from a leave of absence, just over a year after joining.

A lawsuit filed Thursday accused Musk of trying to burn short-sellers (those betting that Tesla's share price would decrease) in the market.

He said: I think the future in where we are a space-faring civilisation out there among the stars, that is very exciting.

Morton joined Tesla on August 6, one day before Musk's infamous tweet claiming that he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private. He added that he still believed in Tesla, that "I have no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting".

"Evidence is becoming more clear that Tesla needs to entertain a major change in the C-suite", Albertine wrote in a report.

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. Earlier this week Musk made a second round of unsubstantiated allegations against Vernon Unsworth, the British diver involved in the cave rescue operation that saved a group of Thai schoolboys in July, whom he had called a "pedo guy". According to CNBC, Morton felt Musk and the other executives didn't care to listen to the financial obstacles involved with taking Musk's tweet seriously.

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