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Musk's Meltdown: Behind the Tesla Tumult

Published January 9, 2024 at 2:29 PM
BY RYAN JOHNSON
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Elon Musk, the controversial face of Tesla and SpaceX, is facing potential fallout as a recent Wall Street Journal report suggests alleged drug abuse behind his erratic behavior.

While Musk's eccentricities have defined him, the report claims LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and psychedelic mushrooms use, potentially jeopardizing his roles in multiple companies.

Previous incidents, like smoking marijuana on a podcast, strained SpaceX's ties with NASA, and drug use contradicts company policies.

With SpaceX's multi-billion contract with NASA at stake and Tesla's obligation to shareholders, the board faces a dilemma. Musk's history, from the "funding secured" tweet controversy to SEC fines, raises questions about his leadership.


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As rumors circulate, investors and board members must weigh Musk's impact on Tesla's success against potential reputational risks, contemplating whether the maverick CEO is fit to remain at the helm.

Musk, characteristically unapologetic, responded humorously on his platform, X, dismissing the report and highlighting the absurdity of the situation.

The unfolding saga leaves the future of Musk's leadership hanging in the balance.

Credits: Motor Trend
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