"This caused me to reconsider my future".
The chief accounting officer has left less than a month after joining, while its HR officer is also reported to have resigned a year after joining.
"I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission, and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting", the company quoted Morton as saying in a filing.
Elon Musk has never been a conventional CEO, but his behavior has seemed increasingly erratic in recent weeks.
In early trading, Tesla's shares were off as much as 9 percent. "I'd rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right".
Then, Musk appears to take a hit as Rogan continues explaining that there's tobacco and marijuana inside. Marijuana use, while legal in the state of California where the podcast was recorded, is prohibited for people with government security clearance, which Musk has. "He brought up specific details such as equity change of control provisions and potential step-ups in the value of Tesla's debt associated with a new controlling shareholder, ' CNBC's Alex Sherman writes".
On Friday morning, Tesla announced that Dave Morton, its chief accounting officer, had tendered his resignation on Tuesday - less than a month after he had joined the company. Last month, he sent out a tweet where he said: "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420".
A copy of that agreement contains a clause regarding communication with government agencies about "Tesla's confidential information", that some employment lawyers said may be deemed objectionable.
"I think I had one once", Mr. Musk said.
Rogan asks if he wants some, but adds that Musk probably can't because of stockholders, nearly daring him.
The billionaire this week labelled the cave diver a "child rapist" in a rambling email to reporters - prompting the Brit to reveal he is planning to sue Musk in three different countries.
A screenshot of Elon Musk apparently smoking marijuana with Joe Rogan. He knows a lot of people like weed, but "I don't find that it is very good for productivity", he tells Rogan. During the two-and-a-half-hour-long live feed, the two discussed a number of topics ranging from Musk's ideas for an electric plane and artificial intelligence to his history of questionable tweeting habits.
Musk first called the diver Unsworth a "pedo" in a July tweet - an unfounded claim against a man who was part of the worldwide team that freed 12 young footballers and their coach from the Tham Luang cave complex.
Especially freakish moments involving the Tesla chief of late include disparaging remarks about Vernon Unsworth, a Briton who helped save boys trapped in a Thai cave and the abrupt shutdown of Wall Street analyst's questions during a contentious earnings conference call.