Tesla Inc shares fell more than 8% to US$257.61 in Friday morning trading as its chief accounting officer Dave Morton announced he would leave the company citing “the level of public attention placed on the company.”
Elon Musk, Tesla Inc CEO had spent two and a half hours on a podcast late Thursday, engaging in Twitter fights and recently appearing to smoke marijuana.
The fanfare surrounding the electric automaker appears to have also taken its toll on high-level executives.
“Since I joined Tesla on August 6, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations,” Morton said.
Morton was the former chief financial officer of Seagate Technology.