Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a few words for the author who retold the story of his longtime assistant, Mary Beth Brown, a woman who quit working for Musk after 12 years, in 2014.
Ashlee Vance shared the anecdote in his biography of Musk, titled "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future."
According to Vance, Brown asked Musk for a significant raise after working for him for more than a decade.
In response, Musk reportedly told Brown to take two weeks off, during which he would assume her responsibilities and see whether she was critical to his success.
When Brown returned, Musk told her he didn't need her anymore, according to the book's account.
Musk took issue with that, saying "Of all the bogus anecdotes, this one troubles me the most.