Elon Musk has been surrounded by controversy for the past several months. The latest drama involves an alleged affair Musk had with the estranged wife of Google founder Sergey Brin. Musk has denied the reports, claiming he and Brin are close friends.

The initial report came from The Wall Street Journal. It was alleged that Musk had a relationship with Nicole Shanahan. All parties involved have denied the story.

Now, an attorney for Nicole Shanahan is firing back at WSJ for what he says is a false report. Bryan Freedman told the Daily Mail that the allegations are a lie. He also called them “defamatory.”

“Make no mistake, any suggestion that Nicole had an affair with Elon Musk is not only an outright lie but also defamatory.”

Elon Musk tweeted a recent picture with Sergey Brin to try and disprove the allegations. The photo was from Sunday, so if something was going on, it would be unlikely the two would be hanging out. Musk has been busy fighting a lawsuit over his reneged offer to buy Twitter, and the last thing he needs is more bad PR.

It remains to be seen if Nicole Shanahan is considering a lawsuit against the paper. Given the language used by her attorney, it is a clear possibility. Time will tell, but for now, it appears that the entire story doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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