Tesla whistleblower Martin Tripp ordered to pay $400,000 to settle hacking case

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Martin Tripp, the former Tesla worker who has been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with CEO Elon Musk for over two years, was ordered to pay his former employer $400,000 after admitting to leaking confidential information to a reporter. The settlement is intended to bring an end to one of the more sordid stories at Tesla, in which Tripp, a former process technician, locked horns with the billionaire CEO over allegations that Tesla was wasting a “jaw-dropping” amount of raw material as it ramped up production of the Model 3 sedan. The settlement is intended to bring an end to one of the more sordid stories at Tesla Musk later accused Tripp of “sabotage” and personally ordered investigators to hack Tripp’s phone and spy on his... Continue reading…

Tesla whistleblower Martin Tripp ordered to pay $400,000 to settle hacking case
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Martin Tripp, the former Tesla worker who has been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with CEO Elon Musk for over two years, was ordered to pay his former employer $400,000 after admitting to leaking confidential information to a reporter.

The settlement is intended to bring an end to one of the more sordid stories at Tesla, in which Tripp, a former process technician, locked horns with the billionaire CEO over allegations that Tesla was wasting a “jaw-dropping” amount of raw material as it ramped up production of the Model 3 sedan.

Musk later accused Tripp of “sabotage” and personally ordered investigators to hack Tripp’s phone and spy on his...

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