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Musk’s Sensitive Side Emerges in Emails With Crash Victim’s Dad

  • Tesla CEO wrote, ‘There’s nothing worse than losing a child’
  • Father later sued car maker, blaming batteries for son’s death
Elon Musk

Elon Musk

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Billionaire Elon Musk is known for many things -- like 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.”