Tesla has been issued an injunction to prevent a suspected molester from approaching the automaker's Californian factory.
The electric car manufacturer claimed in his application that the man had repeatedly harassed his employees. He allegedly controls a Twitter account that often claims Tesla is involved in fraud and is betting that Tesla shares will fall.
The man resident in Fremont, California, is named in an order issued by a court in the Federal Supreme Court. He is allegedly part of a loose online community that believes Tesla is doomed to failure.
Tesla's application alleges that the man had driven into a security guard while entering the company's factory. The claim also alleged that the man was following a Tesla vehicle with manufacturer 's license plates, had driven around the car, and then slipped to a point causing a collision avoidance function.
Under the terms of the order, the first time of the On the Electrek website, the man is not allowed within 1
Elon Musk, Tesla's billionaire founder, wrote "never had such a thing" in response to a conversation about the alleged bully
The alleged short seller's activity adds another twist to the bizarre relationship between Tesla and Twitter.
Musk One of the most prominent users of the social network was criticized last year by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for teasing inaccurate market-relevant news.
On Friday, Musk and the SEC received another week to settle a dispute. A Tweet, later corrected, would see Tesla make 500,000 cars this year. The US regulator said the tweet was a violation of a previous legal regime for allegedly misleading investors.
The dispute highlights the struggles faced by the electric car maker as it seeks to increase its mass-market production. The pace of production slowed at the beginning of the year.
Tesla intends to downsize its board of directors, a move the company says would make it quicker and more efficient, according to a regulatory filing published Friday. The plan will reduce the number of board members from eleven to seven.
Brad Buss, Antonio Gracias, Stephen Jurvetson and Linda Johnson Rice will not be available for re-election to the Tesla Board when their term of office ends in 2019 and 2020 annual meetings. The changes are not due to disagreements between Tesla and attributed to the directors.
Tesla did not respond to a request for comment.