"This caused me to reconsider my future", Morton said.
Morton, who is walking away from a $350,000 base salary and a $10 million new-hire stock grant that would vest over four years, said he believed "strongly" in Tesla and that he had no disagreements with the company's leadership or its financial reporting.
Tesla's chief people officer, Gaby Toledano, also took a leave of absence in August and will not be returning, Bloomberg reported Friday.
The slide follows CEO Elon Musk's interview with comedian Joe Rogan on Thursday night and news on Friday morning that the company's chief accounting officer had resigned on September 4. After Rogan confirmed that the product was indeed legal to consume in California, Musk reached for the blunt and took a puff.
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Four early starters including 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett (66) were in a group at 6 under, trailing Tanihara by three. This is the first time Woods has shared a PGA Tour lead after any round since capturing the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Musk touched on the difficulties of having the kind of brain that has enabled him to build and run multiple high-tech companies at the same time.
Tesla is facing increasing competition from other auto makers that are developing their own lines of electric vehicles.
Today it was revealed that two top executives have left Tesla, and its plummeting stock fell even lower.
The whirlwind day, which saw shares fall 6.3 percent, to $263.24, capped a wild month in which Musk surprised his company's board by saying that he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private.
Whatever the intent of his recent public musings, Musk's wobbly behavior appears to be making investors nervous, as evidenced by Friday's decline in Tesla's share price.
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It was only the third time in the Open era that a men's No. 1 seed won a match after being bageled in the opening set. Rusedski is also adamant that Thiem has to show a lot of belief if he's going to overcome the world No 1.
Joe Rogan, host of his podcast 'The Joe Rogan Experience, ' discussed a plethora of topics with Elon Musk, including the idea that technology could lead to a Matrix-like simulation in the future.
Just another installment in the extraordinary saga of Elon Musk, the billionaire leader of two major companies that are trying to change the world.
As soon as Musk noticed the smoke, he asked Rogan if he was lighting a joint or a cigar.
The tech entrepreneur continued by assuring viewers that he is "not a regular smoker of weed", since it's not "very good for productivity". Since the start of the year, 41 executives have left, according to CNBC.
The drop followed not only Mr. Musk's interview, but also Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton's resignation that was announced this week. In July, he tweeted that a British diver who helped with the rescue of a Thai soccer team trapped in a cave was a "pedo guy". As for recreational drugs, he has used them "on occasion", sources said.
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US stocks were poised for modest losses at the open with Dow futures and the broader S&P; 500 futures 0.3 percent lower. But the prime minister noted Canada has shown "a certain amount of flexibility in signing other trade deals".
In August, Musk told The New York Times he was exhausted from too much work and difficulty sleeping in an interview that sharpened questions about his mental stability.