Accused of sexual harassment and exhibitionism, Elon Musk replies on Twitter

SpaceX has reportedly paid one of its flight attendants $ 250,000 for not suing Elon Musk after he made her sexual advances, Business Insider reports.

An article from the American media Business Insider claims that a flight attendant employed by SpaceX was paid $ 250,000 by the company in 2018 in exchange for her silence following sexual advances from the head of the airline, billionaire Elon Musk.

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The acts of sexual harassment allegedly took place in 2016 aboard a plane from the SpaceX business jet fleet en route to London. Elon Musk would have removed his pants during a massage performed aboard the hostess. “SpaceX CEO then allegedly exposed his penis, rubbed his leg against the employee and proposed to her”to do more“sacrifice of him”buy a horsein return for an erotic massage, Business Insider reports. The hostess would then have refused and continued the massage without having performed a sexual act.

A friend of the declared victim testified

Business Insider states that it has established these facts on the basis of documents, including e-mail exchanges, and testimony of a friend of the flight attendant, informed of the events of the latter. The declared victim did not want to speak directly to Business Insider. The media states that it still knows his identity, as well as his friend, who preferred to testify anonymously.

According to information from Business Insider, the alleged victim sent a complaint to the company’s human resources department in 2018. The complaint was resolved after a session with a broker in which Elon Musk personally attended, the site continues. In November 2018, SpaceX and the flight attendant reached an agreement: in return for $ 250,000, she agreed not to sue. She also signed what was described to Business Insider as “restrictive clauses on professional secrecy and non-reductionWhich prohibits him from disclosing information about Elon Musk, his business, or reporting the existence of the $ 250,000 payment.

Elon Musk is responding to Twitter

On Twitter, Elon Musk denied the allegations of sexual harassment. “These wild accusations are completely untrue“, he wrote in a tweet last Friday. When he wanted to prove that he never undressed in front of the hostess, he invited his prosecutor’s friend, who testified against him to”describe one thing [sur son corps]everything (scars, tattoos …) that is not known to the public“.”She will not be able to do that, because it never happenedsaid the billionaire. The SpaceX and Tesla chief further called the Business Insider article “flashy article with a political motivation“.

Earlier, contacted by Business Insider, Elon Musk said: “If I was inclined to engage in sexual harassment, it’s unlikely to be the first time in my entire 30-year career that it comes to light.“. This is the first time Elon Musk has been accused of sexual harassment. The SpaceX company told the American media that it does not want to comment on the agreement reached with the flight attendant.

The American multi-billionaire also accused the Business Insider media of wanting to interfere in its takeover of the social network Twitter, which was launched in April and suspended in May. “It was clear that their only goal was to get a good price for disrupting the purchase of Twitter“, wrote Elon Musk on Twitter.

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