Elon Musk’s aerospace firm SpaceX reportedly paid a $250,000 settlement to squash a sexual harassment claim from an unnamed flight attendant in 2018. The news came just after Musk took to Twitter to declare himself a Republican. Musk is now denying those charges.
An article in Business Insider quoted an anonymous friend of the alleged victim. She said that Elon Musk exposed herself to her on a private jet. The huge sum was said to have been hush money in exchange for keeping the incident quiet.
Now, Elon Musk is fighting back against the claims. In a response to a tweet about the allegations, Elon said that the story is completely false. Musk claimed that he challenged the alleged victim to describe physical attributes on his body that nobody else would be able to.
“And, for the record, those wild accusations are utterly untrue.
But I have a challenge to this liar who claims their friend saw me “exposed” – describe just one thing, anything at all (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t known by the public. She won’t be able to do so, because it never happened.”
Musk was accused of inappropriately touching the flight attendant and offered to buy her a horse if she would “do more.” Thus far, the alleged victim has not spoken about the incident. The coincidental timing of Elon Musk’s sudden political shift is not lost on those who follow his every move.
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