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Emails with crash victim’s father show Musk’s sensitive side

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Emails with crash victim’s father show Musk’s sensitive side

Tesla CEO wrote: ‘There’s nothing worse than losing a child.’ Father later sued, blaming batteries for son’s death

Malathi Nayak

Billionaire Elon Musk is known for many things — such as his revolutionary ideas, brash management style and controversial tweets. Being a man of empathy is not among them.

But buried in court records, a gentler, grieving father has emerged. In emails exchanged with the father of a teen who died in a fiery Tesla crash in 2018, Musk says “there’s nothing worse than losing a child”.

The thread of messages spanning almost seven weeks offers a rare glimpse into Musk’s personal involvement in customer relations around a horrific accident. He even brings up his own loss, one he has rarely discussed in public. ..

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