I care - I want to hear his side of the story - but I also don’t trust him one iota. It’s in his interest to maintain his image by trying to deny the story. It’s if Mary Beth Brown comes forward and says it’s bullshit that I’ll really sit up and listen.
Especially considering that his ex-wife(who he’s still on amicable terms with, apparently) came forward and said that he divorced her in much the same way, by announcing that he didn’t need her because his life had gone smoothly in her absence, while she was away seeing family in Canada. If she thinks the way MBB was fired sounds like something he’d do, and sounds exactly like something he did to her, then maybe I’m thinking Elon is trying to bullshit his way out of a tight PR spot.
We’re talking about a guy who, when a customer had suspension troubles due to a manufacturing issue that gained some negative press, accused said customer of being part of an anti-tesla conspiracy and of intentionally breaking his car, while also accusing an Auto-industry analyst of running an anti-Tesla defamation blog. Both of those things were easily fact-checkable, and turned out to be not true - Manufacturing issue, as I said, and the Industry Analyst turned out to have nothing to do with the blog, the blog just linked to and republished - without permission - an article he wrote elsewhere at one point.
When, I might add, he could have literally made the entire issue go away with a round of applause in his favor by just saying he would replace the broken part at the company’s expense, and given the guy a loaner tesla for the interim while the work was being done, costing the company, what, maybe 1500 parts, labor and other costs inclusive, 2k max.
Oh, and he also suggested that a Tesla employee complaining about long hours, low pay, high turnover, high injury rates and generally poor conditions at the Tesla factory was part of a Union conspiracy against Tesla. Again, all of those claims proved true, and Elon’s conspiracy theory turned out to be easily debunked.
Dude literally has a history of posting easily fact-checkable lies whenever a story embarrasses him or his company. I have zero doubt he’d not think twice about doing it again.