ua en ru

Elon Musk believed to use drugs after his appearance at SpaceX meeting

Elon Musk believed to use drugs after his appearance at SpaceX meeting Elon Musk (Getty Images)

Elon Musk's recent behavior at a SpaceX meeting has raised concerns among company executives about his potential drug use, according to The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider.

Musk arrived almost an hour late, appearing disoriented and speaking incoherently for about 15 minutes before the meeting was taken over by SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell.

The meeting focused on discussing the development of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket prototype, but Musk's presentation was described by one executive as "nonsensical," "unhinged," and "cringeworthy." This led some company leaders to privately worry that Musk was under the drugs.

However, Musk's attorney, Alex Spiro, disputed the description of the meeting as "false," stating that many people present would confirm otherwise.

The Wall Street Journal's report alleges that Musk's drug use includes substances such as LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and ketamine.

Adherence to federal regulations is crucial at SpaceX due to government contracts, and Musk's reported drug use could jeopardize billions of dollars in assets, around 13,000 jobs, and the future of the U.S. space program.

This isn't the first time Musk's drug use has come under scrutiny. Previous reports stressed his use of ketamine to treat depression, and there have been concerns raised by board members.

One notable incident occurred when Musk smoked marijuana during a Joe Rogan podcast, prompting NASA to demand written assurances from SpaceX that the company would adhere to federal guidelines on drug use in the workplace. SpaceX was also required to allocate $5 million in taxpayer funds for employee training. To address the issue internally, SpaceX reportedly implemented measures such as bringing in drug-sniffing dogs to detect illicit substances.

Conflicts involving Elon Musk

Elon Musk is one of the controversial businessmen who gained notoriety through an anti-Semitic scandal and expressed support for the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Previously, Tesla investors urged the company to impose sanctions on Elon Musk due to an anti-Semitic comment. He also has controversial opinions on the Russia-Ukraine war.

The U.S. Department of Labor accused SpaceX of unlawfully dismissing eight employees for sharing a letter, in which its CEO, Elon Musk, was referred to as a distracting factor and disgrace. The complaint concerns Musk's tweets that do not align with the company's diversity and workplace misconduct policies.

X company, formerly Twitter, has faced a massive drop of more than 71% in its value since Elon Musk bought it in October 2022.