Jennifer Higgins said that when a murder happening outside her window disrupted an important Zoom meeting, she had “no choice” but to shut the window.
The Tesla Senior Vice President says that this isn’t the first time she’s had to shut a window or mute herself due to “urban noise” happening near her home.
“No one likes feedback, and I live downtown, so I’m constantly having to block out ‘urban noise’ – stuff like murder, assault, honking, robbery, etc. That’s just city life!”
But Higgins’ colleagues beg to differ.
“Yeah, feedback is annoying but usually it’s defined as an ambulance or a motorcycle going by, not someone yelling ‘please don’t murder me, I have a family,’ followed by a gunshot,” said Kumar Ghosh, one of Higgins’ colleagues.
“She was completely stone faced. Right after the gunshot she just got up, shut the window, and apologized for the feedback,” he added.
In fact, Ghosh and his colleagues are working with 33 victims of recent crimes in a two-millimeter radius of Higgins’ apartment to file charges against her for her failure to intervene.
Speaking at her preliminary hearing on Monday, Ms. Higgins expressed no remorse.
“At Tesla, we are busy changing the world. When we have meetings, there is quite literally nothing more important happening anywhere else on the face of the earth. I couldn’t mute myself because I was presenting key findings from a report and I couldn’t risk someone overhearing a distraction. Besides, the people suffering in the background’s lives are completely worthless anyway.”