One day after Tesla CEO and board member, Elon Musk, spoke about digging tunnels under LA and human threatening AI while taking a hit of Marijuana and drinking whiskey during a live interview, the company fell into seemingly deeper turmoil.
The interview took place on late Thursday night, on the Joe Rogan Show.
On Friday, just one month after taking the position, the chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, resigned. The former CFO of Seagate, stated in a letter that “since I joined Tesla on August 6, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations,” Morton said in the filing. “As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future. 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.”
On the same day the chief human resources officer, Gaby Toledano, that she would not return to work at the company, after a leave of absence that started at the beginning of August. She was on the job just a little over 1 year.
The electric car maker has been in public eye over the last few months as calls for Musk to step down from the company’s board have intensified.
Pre-market saw Tesla stock plummet nearly 9% and settled at a little more than 6% lower on day.