Musk's only comment so far has been a claim of victimhood on Twitter, to which Hothi responded with a claim that Tesla is falling apart.
Hothi has to stay at least 100 yards away from Tesla's Fremont factory or the employees named in the restraining order. The order is effective up until May 7th when a hearing is scheduled.
According to Teslarati Sunday, some members of the community of which Hothi is a member have previously joked that it would be amusing if the Model 3 crashed and had also talked about braking in front of Tesla's test vehicles, as well as intentionally swerving into the electric cars' lane to ensure that the company's demonstrations are authentic. He said there were cameras mounted to the rear and inside the vehicle. Hothi believes that photographs were being taken ahead of the April 22 Autonomy Investor Day event. He claimed he saw the auto violate speed limits, and noted it performed simple tasks like lane changes, implying Tesla might misrepresent the footage at Monday's event. He said the vehicle performed simple tasks such as lane changes implying that Tesla would misrepresent the footage on Monday. Short-sellers are people who bet money that a company's stock price will go down. They sell stock on loan or that they have and then when the price declines they buy them back but paying a lower price so they can pocket the different. The practice is called selling short. Those who think that a stock price will go up are called bulls. Evercore ISI analyst Arndt Ellinghorst slashed Tesla's price target to United States dollars 240 per share from USD 330 per share and downgraded the stock to underperform from in-line, according to Business Insider. The Tesla short-sellers on Twitter use the hashtag #TSLAQ, They try to identify fraudulent activity by Tesla and also outspoken Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Hothi and other Tesla short-sellers often post photos and videos of employee parking lots in an effort to estimate whether the company is operating at full production. They also photographs lots where inventory is held to find out demand. By filing the restraining order Musk has now outed one of the most prominent of the short sellers. Musk is known for tweets on social media that are outspoken and some of which have gotten him into trouble.