The book about the Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not yet on sale, but some media outlets have secured copies. According to the Washington Post, the biography describes a note that Musk once sent to an employee who chose to attend the birth of his child over a work event.
"That is no excuse. I am extremely disappointed. You need to figure out where your priorities are. We're changing the world and changing history, and you either commit or you don't, " the employee recalled Musk writing in an email.
"I have never written or said this, " Musk said. "It is total BS & hurtful to claim that I told a guy to miss his child's birth just to attend a company meeting. I would never do that."
Musk also challenged another quote selected from the book by the Washington Post.
"Of 22 quotes ... 2 need correcting: 1. I strongly support pregnancy leave 2. I've never called myself a samurai."
Vance, a reporter for Businessweek, issued a short statement to CNNMoney: "I stand by the reporting in the book."
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