Elon Musk responds to illegal drug use chargesElon Musk responds to illegal drug use charges

Elon Musk has denied using illegal drugs such as LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and ketamine. He emphasised that no traces of drugs or alcohol were identified in his system after three years of random drug tests. This denial emphasises his dedication to rebutting charges of substance abuse by highlighting the results of frequent and extensive testing, claiming that no evidence supports these allegations.

Elon Musk, the founder of X (formerly known as Twitter) and the leader of SpaceX and Tesla, was sighted at the Viva Technology conference in Paris. Making a big impression at the event, he displayed his signature motions while taking part in this innovation and startup-focused meeting. Musk’s attendance injected a little enthusiasm to the gathering of people eager to learn about new concepts and technical developments at this conference, which was hosted at the Porte de Versailles exposition facility.

Elon Musk has fired back against allegations of using illegal substances like LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and ketamine, asserting that there were no signs of any drugs or alcohol in his system after three years of random drug tests. This response from Musk follows a recent report by the Wall Street Journal claiming that the billionaire was regularly indulging in illegal drugs at global gatherings, causing concerns among board members at Tesla and SpaceX.

In a direct reply to a post discussing the WSJ report, Musk clarified, mentioning that following the incident where he smoked marijuana during a Joe Rogan podcast in 2018, he agreed, at NASA’s request, to undergo three years of random drug testing. Musk emphasized that these tests did not detect any traces of illicit substances or alcohol.

The controversy was sparked when Musk’s recreational marijuana use during the podcast drew criticism from NASA, prompting the agency to demand assurances from SpaceX regarding compliance with federal workplace drug policies. This event seems to have prompted Musk to undergo extensive drug testing to dispel any doubts about his adherence to these regulations.

A Wall Street Journal investigation claims that a number of Tesla and SpaceX employees have expressed worries about Elon Musk’s purported drug usage. According to the article, Linda Johnson Rice, a former director who left the firm in 2019, left because of her alleged drug use and worries about Musk’s unpredictable attitude. In addition, it has been revealed that a number of Tesla directors, including current chairperson Robyn Denholm, approached Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal for advice over his behaviour, all while circumspectly avoiding any mention of “drugs.”

The Wall Street Journal was previously notified by Elon Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, that Musk is subject to random and routine drug testing at SpaceX and has never failed any of these examinations. Spiro said, albeit without providing specifics, that the WSJ piece included “false facts” or falsehoods.

As reported, when Musk tweeted about taking the electric car firm private in 2018, several members of the Tesla board and others close to him voiced worries about his possible drug usage. Following an SEC inquiry sparked by this tweet, Musk resigned as chairman of Tesla and was fined $40 million.

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