In response, Tesla has revealed to Edmunds that the lawsuit is "twisted and wrong" and "will not have any effect on Tesla's considerable momentum or business strategy going forward." The information was revealed by Tesla spokesperson Rachel Konrad, who explained that “Tesla's full board of directors unanimously fired Martin shortly after discovering that the cost of the car was more than twice what Martin portrayed it to be at the time."
Eberhard originally left Tesla in late 2007 with a severance agreement of $100,000 and 250,000 shares in the company. However, he says the severance payments stopped after he posted an article on his personal blog that was critical of Tesla.
Whichever party is the wronged one in this exchange remains to be seen, but now we know what Tesla thinks of the claim and a bit more of its side of the story. Tesla is now planning to file its own counterclaim to set the story of the company's history right.