Tesla: Famous Korean Actor Who is Suing Us ‘Threatened to Use His Celebrity Status in Korea to Hurt Tesla’

Photos via Ji Chang Son on Facebook

On Friday, a South Korean celebrity named Ji Chang Son filed a lawsuit against Tesla, which alleged his Model X spontaneously accelerated as he was parking it into his garage, ramming through his living room, and injuring him as well as his son, who was in the car with him. In a email to Gizmodo, a Tesla spokesperson claimed that before Son filed the suit-which seeks class action status-he “threatened to use his celebrity status in Korea to hurt Tesla” unless the company “agreed to make a financial payment and acknowledge that the vehicle accelerated on its own.”

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