Elon Musk announced that he is personally recruiting lawyers for a “hardcore litigation department” at Tesla. Musk threatened that there would be “blood spills” after assembling his new squad of “hardcore” street fighter lawyers.
“Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department where we directly initiate and execute lawsuits,” Musk tweeted on Friday.
Musk noted that the Legal Department reports “directly” to him.
Musk promised that Tesla’s new legal department “will never seek victory in a just case against us, even if we are likely to win.” He also promised: “We will never surrender/settle an unjust case against us, even if we are likely to lose.”
The Tesla CEO asked potential candidates to send him up to five bullet points showing “evidence of exceptional ability.”
Musk asked for applicants Add “Links to cases you’ve tried”.
The SpaceX founder explained: “Looking for hardcore street fighters, not lawyers like Perkins or Cooley who thrive on corruption. It will be blood.”
Musk points to high-profile law firms Perkins Coie and Cooley.
Musk did not detail what litigation he intends to pursue with his future hardcore litigation department.
Musk is currently embroiled in several issues and firestorms.
A Business Insider The report claimed Musk made sexual advances to a former flight attendant during a SpaceX corporate jet flight in 2016. The report claimed Musk offered the flight attendant “to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage.”
“In November 2018, Musk, SpaceX and the flight attendant entered into a severance agreement granting the escort a $250,000 payment in exchange for a promise not to sue the claims,” the report said. “The agreement also contained restrictive non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses, prohibiting the companion from ever speaking about the severance payment or disclosing any information of any kind about Musk and his companies, including SpaceX and Tesla.”
The tech billionaire called the allegations “absolutely untrue.” He added that there was “a lot more” to this story and said the report was a “politically motivated hit”.
Musk is also dealing with the revelation that Twitter has a bot and spam problem bigger than he anticipated before bidding $44 billion to buy the popular social media platform.
Earlier this month, he said his takeover of Twitter was on hold.
Musk is also dealing with the backlash to a recent comment in which he said he would vote Republican in the next election.
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