Following in his estranged wife's footsteps, electric carmaker Tesla's colorful co-founder and Chief Elon Musk is now blogging about his messy divorce. In a lengthy recounting in the Huffington Post, Musk said he wants to "correct the record" on his personal life but would "rather stick a fork in my hand" than do it.
"Much as one may wish for privacy, in the 21st century it just doesn't exist," he said.
Musk then goes on to counter what he called "awful things...that are simply false" point-by-point in about 1,600 words. Among the main things he addressed were his finances and how he met his girlfriend.
Musk's estranged wife and author of supernatural thrillers, Justine Musk, is seeking 10 percent of her husband's stake in the carmaker in a contentious divorce case that has gone on for two years. Musk has also said in court documents relating to the divorce that he was out of cash and lived off loans from friends. The couple have five sons together.
Musk stressed that the report of him being broke was not "some sort of strategy in the divorce" but was a result of his efforts to save the carmaker in 2007.