"I think the future in where we are a space-faring civilization out there among the stars, that is very exciting", Musk said. "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".
That interview - coupled with the abrupt departure of the company's chief accounting officer - pushed Tesla's stock further into the red on Friday, with it falling more than 6 percent to $262.28 per share. While Musk said he was "not a regular smoker of weed", he took a drag from what Rogan said was as a joint containing tobacco mixed with marijuana, which is legal in California.
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As Rogan pulled out a joint and started smoking it, Musk replied, "Is that a joint?"
Dartmouth College professor of corporate communication Paul Argenti said the latest controversy involving Mr Musk was not surprising.
"Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication", Musk said on Twitter.
Morton's brief tenure with the company coincided with the aborted go-private push. "Especially vehicle companies", Musk said. For starters, there's the looming SEC investigation which Musk brought upon himself by tweeting about taking Tesla private.
Morton and Toledano, whose departures come shortly after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opened an inquiry into Musk's aborted privatization plan, join dozens of senior executives who have left Tesla.More news: Attacks in Afghanistan Kill 6 Police
In recent months, the adjectives surrounding Musk have taken a sharp turn towards the less grand: erratic, mercurial, wonky, unpredictable, blowhard.
Critics say his behavior has become reckless and that Musk should focus on running Tesla, which is facing intense pressure to speed up electric-vehicle production.
We got to see just that, a spike and a drop in just a few days, all from the possibly illegal Elon Musk Tweet that was posted exactly a month ago today. Neither Tesla nor Musk have commented on the Buzzfeed report.
The chairman and CEO of both Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., among other companies, recently gave an emotional interview to The New York Times in which he said friends were anxious about exhaustion.More news: Crow found in Loda tests positive for West Nile virus