The drama at Faraday Future continues as the company has released a statement saying they’re the target of a “misinformation campaign.”
According to the automaker, there are “completely baseless allegations that certain directors are conspiring to pursue an unnecessary bankruptcy for their own personal gain.” Faraday Future says they hired an independent law firm to investigate and they found these “allegations were without merit.”
Despite this, the company says the rumors have continued and “threats that began with lawsuits have escalated to threats of physical violence and even death threats.” That’s obviously unacceptable and the company said they’re taking these threats “seriously” and is “referring them to the appropriate law enforcement authorities, including state and local police, the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice and international authorities.”
Faraday Future went on to say they’ll cooperate with law enforcement to support any investigation and prosecution of people involved in making the threats. The company added such conduct is “inappropriate, uninformed and unacceptable,” which will result in those responsible being “brought to justice.”
While the death threats are alarming, Faraday Future says the rumors have also been hampering their efforts to put the FF 91 into production. As the automaker explained, they’re still attempting to raise capital and these efforts have been impacted by the misinformation campaign.
Faraday Future didn’t elaborate on the rumors, but Pandaily recently reported ‘whistleblowers’ have claimed directors Sue Swenson, Brian Krolicki, Scott Vogel, and Jordan Vogel are “plotting to force the company into bankruptcy, which could occur during the next few days.” Bloomberg also noted investors have claimed Faraday Future officials have “driven the company into the ground” and want to “push the company into an unnecessary bankruptcy.”
While the board and investor drama has been going on for awhile, it appears the consequences are growing. That being said, the FF 91 was recently given an EPA-certified range of 381 miles (613 km) and deliveries are slated to begin before the end of the year.