Elon Musk denies report accusing him of sexual misconduct on SpaceX jet


After a report alleging SpaceX paid off a flight attendant to settle a sexual misconduct case against Elon Musk, the tech billionaire called it a politically motivated attack. Musk is seen here in March, at a new Tesla factory in Germany.

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After a report alleging SpaceX paid off a flight attendant to settle a sexual misconduct case against Elon Musk, the tech billionaire called it a politically motivated attack. Musk is seen here in March, at a new Tesla factory in Germany.

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is hitting back at a sexual misconduct accusation, saying a news article alleging he offered a flight attendant on a private plane is false and politically motivated.

The denial comes after Insider released parts of a statement with a woman who says Musk exposed himself to his friend and touched her inappropriately in 2016, when the woman’s friend worked as a flight attendant on SpaceX’s fleet of business jets .

The woman says Musk asked her friend to perform sex acts in exchange for buying a horse. Previously, the stewardess would have been encouraged to learn how to give massages.

SpaceX would have paid the employee for her silence

The flight attendant filed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against Musk and SpaceX paid her $250,000 in 2018 in a settlement bound by nondisclosure and nondisparagement clauses, Insider reported. .

Musk defended himself on Twitter — the platform he’s buying — saying late thursday“for the record, these savage accusations are totally false.”

Insider says it got details of the alleged incident from conversations with the woman, who says she provided a statement supporting her friend’s claim because the flight attendant confided in her about the incident . The outlet says it also reviewed emails and other records.

Musk says politics are behind the allegation

Musk describes the report as part of a political attack on him, saying he is linked to him say wednesday that he is shifting his support from Democratic candidates to Republican candidates. He ended that post by saying, “Now watch their backstabbing campaign against me unfold.”

Musk then reiterated that the misconduct allegation is a political attack, say that the woman spreading the allegations “is a far-left activist/actress in Los Angeles with a major political focus to grind.” He also approved a name for the scandal: Lying.

But within minutes of sending that message, Musk filed another charge: that Insider had published a successful article on him, “to interfere with the acquisition of Twitter”.

Initiated says he only published his story after asking Musk for comment, adding that he pushed back his deadline after the billionaire asked for more time to respond to the allegation.


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