Tesla accuses engineer of plotting secret project, she denies it and sues

Enlarge / Tesla’s Fremont factory in July 2018. (credit: Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
An ex-Tesla engineer has sued her former employer, accusing the company of defamation.
The lawsuit (and pages of exhibits) were filed Wednesday by Cristina Balan in federal court in Seattle. Balan says she was forced out of Tesla in 2014 and has been tangling with the company for years, both in arbitration and in the press.
According to Balan’s lawsuit, the alleged defamatory statements include that she spent company money without approval, booked an unapproved trip to New York, produced a secret project for windshields for her own benefit, and conducted illegal audio recordings of coworkers.
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