Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, faces scrutiny following reports of concerns raised by top executives from his companies over alleged drug usage. The Wall Street Journal reported on the apprehensions expressed by Tesla and SpaceX leadership, prompting Musk to vehemently deny these claims.
Addressing the allegations on the social media platform X, which he also owns, Musk staunchly refuted the reported concerns, asserting that no trace amounts of drugs were detected in his system during random drug testing spanning over three years. This response comes in the wake of The Wall Street Journal’s assertions citing observed drug usage by Musk.
Responding to the report, Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, denounced the claims, labeling them as “false facts.” Spiro emphasized that Musk had undergone periodic drug testing since his appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast in 2018, where Musk was seen smoking marijuana, and no substances had been detected.
Despite previous instances where Musk had downplayed his marijuana usage, attributing it to “one puff,” and expressing his aversion to engaging in illegal activities, the recent report paints a different picture. Allegations encompass LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and psychedelic drug use at parties where guests were reportedly bound by non-disclosure agreements and asked to surrender their phones.
The report specifically highlights an incident in 2018 where Musk allegedly consumed multiple acid tablets at a Los Angeles party and another occasion in Mexico a year later involving the use of magic mushrooms. Such revelations have led to concerns among some Tesla and SpaceX executives who fear potential repercussions on the companies due to Musk’s reported behavior, as detailed by The Wall Street Journal.
Amidst these claims and the ensuing discussions, Musk’s denial contradicts the reported concerns, asserting a clean record in recent drug testing. However, these allegations have sparked significant conversations regarding Musk’s personal conduct and its potential implications on the image and stability of his renowned ventures, Tesla and SpaceX.
Sources By Agencies