Elon Musk is accused of sexual harassment and exhibitionism and responds on Twitter

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

An article by US media Business Insider alleges that a flight attendant employed by SpaceX received $250,000 from the company in 2018 in exchange for her silence following sexual advances by the space company boss, billionaire Elon Musk. †

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The sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place in 2016 aboard a SpaceX business jet fleet aircraft bound for London. Elon Musk is said to have taken off his pants during a massage on board by the hostess. The SpaceX CEO then allegedly exposed his penis, rubbed his leg against the employee and proposed to her “do more“offering him”buy a horsein exchange for an erotic massage, Business Insider reports. The hostess would then have refused and continued the massage, without performing a sexual act.

A friend of the declared victim testifies

Business Insider claims to have established these facts based on documents, including email exchanges, and the testimony of a friend of the flight attendant, who was informed by the flight attendant of the events. The stated victim declined to speak directly to Business Insider. The media indicate that they still know his identity, as well as that of his friend, who preferred to testify anonymously.

According to information from Business Insider, the alleged victim filed a complaint with the company’s human resources department in 2018. The complaint was resolved after a session with a mediator who Elon Musk personally attended, the site continues. In November 2018, SpaceX and the flight attendant reached an agreement: in exchange for $250,000, she agreed not to sue. She also reportedly signed what was described to Business Insider as “restrictive confidentiality and non-minor clausesprohibiting him from disclosing information about Elon Musk, his company, or reporting the existence of the $250,000 payment.

Elon Musk responds to Twitter

On Twitter, Elon Musk denied the sexual harassment allegations. †These cruel accusations are totally untrue‘ he wrote in a tweet on Friday. Wanting to prove that he never undressed in front of the flight attendant, he invited his accuser’s friend who testified against him to “describe one thing [sur son corps]anything (scars, tattoos…) that is not known to the publicShe won’t be able to because it never happened“said the billionaire. The boss of SpaceX and Tesla further mentioned the Business Insider article”flashy article with a political motivation

Earlier, contacted by Business Insider, Elon Musk said: “if i was prone to sexual harassment it is unlikely that this will be the first time in my entire thirty year career that this has come to light‘ he went on to the media. It is the first time that Elon Musk has been charged with sexual harassment. The company SpaceX informed the American media that it would not comment on the agreement with the flight attendant.

The American multi-billionaire also accused the Business Insider media of wanting to interfere in the takeover of the social network Twitter, which was started in April and closed in May. †It was clear that their sole aim was to get a good price to disrupt the Twitter takeoverElon Musk wrote on Twitter.

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