Tesla’s co-founder sues Tesla for defamation, Tesla calls lawsuit twisted and wrong

Martin Eberhard

After being unsuccessful in suing Fisker last year, Tesla’s lawyers are now keeping busy by defending the company from a lawsuit from Tesla’s co-founder Martin Eberhard.

That’s right – Eberhard, who left Tesla Motors in Jan. 2008, wasn’t too happy about the things current CEO Elon Musk had to say about him when he was let go by the company. After thinking about it for some time (more than a year of thinking) Eberhard has decided to file a suit for defamation.

Tesla Motor’s spokeswoman Rachel Konrad sent the following message to the media:

“This lawsuit is an unfair personal attack and, more importantly, paints an inaccurate picture of Tesla’s history. This lawsuit is a fictionalized account of Tesla’s early years – it’s twisted and wrong, and we welcome the opportunity to set the record straight.

“Martin was unanimously fired by the board, largely over the fact that the cost of the car was more than twice what Martin portrayed it to be at the time. Incidentally, Tesla will also be filing counterclaims and in the process present an accurate account of the company’s history.”

We’re wondering if he’s still going to be producing mobile chargers for the Tesla Roadster.

– By: The Daily Auto Editor

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