Elon Musk has been more active than usual on social media this week. The Tesla boss has been responding to allegations of sexual misconduct against a flight attendant. Musk has also taken a huge political turn, declaring himself a Republican shortly before the abuse story broke.
Musk is now searching for new lawyers to help beef up Tesla’s legal team. The billionaire investor sent out a call for ‘street fighters’ to help the company initiate and execute lawsuits. Musk said he wants his new attorneys to be ‘hardcore.’
“Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department where we directly initiate & execute lawsuits. The team will report directly to me.
Please send 3 to 5 bullet points describing evidence of exceptional ability….
My commitment: We will never seek victory in a just case against us, even if we will probably win. We will never surrender/settle an unjust case against us, even if we will probably lose.
Looking for hardcore streetfighters, not white-shoe lawyers like Perkins or Cooley who thrive on corruption. There will be blood.”
Elon Musk did not indicate exactly what spurred his desire for aggressive attorneys. His actions over the past week have shown a new side to the world’s most wealthy person. Time will tell just how ‘hardcore’ he plans to get with upcoming Tesla-related litigation.
What do you think of this story? Let us know in the comments!