NewsElon Musk's alleged drug use raises concern among Tesla and SpaceX board members

Elon Musk's alleged drug use raises concern among Tesla and SpaceX board members

Elon Musk was reported to have taken drugs with some members of the Tesla board.
Elon Musk was reported to have taken drugs with some members of the Tesla board.
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4:16 AM EST, February 4, 2024

The "WSJ" noted that Musk's drug use was well-known among several current and former directors of both Tesla and SpaceX. Eyewitnesses stated there were legality concerns regarding the substances, and claims that Musk used them around various board members also arose.

The article suggested that these executives were reaping significant profits from their close ties with the billionaire entrepreneur, leading shareholders to question the board's independence.

Elon Musk: Drugs and Allegations

The American newspaper has also previously reported that Musk was allegedly consuming LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and psychedelic mushrooms, often during private gatherings. As noted in the report, some directors felt obligated to participate in illegal drug use with Musk, fearing that refusal might lead to losing their "social capital" or jeopardizing their relationship with Musk. The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, stated they did not wish to risk falling out of Musk's favor.

Neither Elon Musk nor his attorney, Alex Spiro, responded to the "Wall Street Journal's" request for comments. Still, in reference to earlier reports about Musk's alleged drug use, Spiro clarified that his client underwent random and regular drug testing at SpaceX and had not failed any tests.

Musk himself addressed the previous month's reports with a post on an unspecified platform, identified in the article as Platform X. "If drugs could indeed enhance my net productivity over time, I would definitely use them!" he wrote.

Musk maintains control over six companies: Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company, Neuralink, xAI, and the platform previously known as Twitter but now operating under the X brand.

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