SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk is denying that he cried during a recent interview with The New York Times in which he described how he’d become overwhelmed by the stress of running electric car company Tesla.
On Twitter Tuesday Musk acknowledged his voice cracked once during the interview. But, he added, “That’s it. There were no tears.”
For the record, my voice cracked once during the NY Times article. That’s it. There were no tears.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 28, 2018
Musk was responding to a Forbes article shared on Twitter and written by Amy Nelson, the founder and CEO of workspace company The Riveter. Nelson wrote that she doesn’t think she could cry in an interview, given the double standards that men and women face in the business world.
— amy_riveter (@amy_riveter) August 22, 2018
Yesterday, Elon Musk made a point of tweeting that he didn't actually shed a tear (perhaps in response to @amy_riveter's piece about it for @forbes last week). Today, she looks at why in this new @WomenatForbes piece. #TheRiveterco #startups https://t.co/RFb8HHZ6g6
— The Riveter (@theriveterco) August 30, 2018
Times Finance Editor David Enrich, meanwhile, said on the social media site that the paper stands by its description of Musk’s emotions during the interview.
We stand by our description. Musk’s emotion was audible. It is not true that his voice only cracked once. https://t.co/RZO30XSpWI
— David Enrich (@davidenrich) August 28, 2018