I'm making a simple design where a power N-channel MOSFET is driven from a microcontroller pin. In all sources I can find they say it can be done using a single resistor. However, my friend says that due to large gate-to drain capacity of the MOSFET (I' using IRF3205, which has 3.2 nF gate capacity) the microcontroller pin circuit can be destroyed by a higher drain voltage (24V). He says that he experienced it and recommends placing a Zener diode from gate to 0.
I never read about this possibility before, so the question is: can this happen? Can a 24 volt drain voltage destroy a 6 volt CMOS transistor pair via 3nF capacitor or it is just an imagination?