Tesla rocked by executive departures, Musk web show

Tesla's Musk smokes marijuana on comedy podcast

Tesla chief Elon Musk smokes marijuana on live web show

Adding to investor concern, Mr. Musk appeared to smoke marijuana during a live interview late Thursday, on "The Joe Rogan Experience", one of the world's most popular podcasts.

Tesla shares, down just 1 per cent after Musk's appearance on the Rogan podcast overnight, fell another 7 per cent after Morton's resignation to US$262.54.

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana and wielding a sword on a webcast, just hours before the automaker said its recently-appointed accounting chief would leave, the latest in a string of unusual behaviour and executive departures that have stunned investors.

The company, hurt in the past month by Musk's high-profile U-turn on a deal to take it private, said Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton had resigned, citing discomfort with the level of public attention and pace of work.

Rogan asked Musk about The Boring Company, which Musk said started as a " joke", mostly borne out of his desperation to fix L.A.'s notoriously bad traffic problem.

"The use of recreational drugs, legal or not, goes against the unspoken rules of being a public CEO", the analyst said in a blog post. Employees at both its Fremont, California, vehicle factory and Reno, Nevada, battery Gigafactory, have been living through what Musk has called "production hell", working to ramp up production of the company's critical Model 3 sedan.

"I'm not a regular smoker of weed", Musk said.

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Accounting officer Dave Morton's resignation was announced in an official filing with United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CEO Elon Musk devised and then quickly canceled a plan to take the company private.

After Tesla's stock plunged, it declined further after Gabrielle Toledano, the head of human resources who's been on a leave of absence, told Bloomberg News that she won't rejoin the company.

Aside from the weed, Musk also touted a couple weapons on the show's set, including a flamethrower and a Katana that Rogan claims is hundreds of years old. "This caused me to reconsider my future". The activist short seller has alleged in the lawsuit that Musk manipulated the price of Tesla shares by issuing materially false and misleading information.

"Evidence is becoming more clear that Tesla needs to entertain a major change in the C-suite", Albertine wrote in a report. U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating whether the tweets may have violated U.S. securities law, according to a report in August by Fox Business Network, citing sources.

Elon Musk announced a major shakeup in Tesla's executive ranks on Friday, just hours after a freaky interview left some investors rattled.

"Elon's actions are making it harder and harder to support Tesla as a company", said analyst Gene Munster of Loup Ventures.

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