The allegation of sexual misconduct “absolutely false”, says Elon Musk – The Citizen
Elon Musk rejected Thursday he accuses himself of trying and exposing himself to a flight attendant six years ago.
“Those wild allegations are absolutely false,” posted the richest person in the world on Twitter, the platform that is currently stalled to buy for $ 44 billion.
Insider News reported earlier in the day that Musk SpaceX’s rocket company paid a woman $ 250,000 in 2018 to settle a misconduct complaint against him.
The report states that Musk, who was receiving a massage from the woman in question during a flight on a private jet to London, exposed her erect penis, touched her leg without consent and asked her to perform a sexual act.
He quoted a woman who claimed to be a friend of the flight attendant in question.
“Attacks on me should be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook,” Musk tweeted Thursday.
He did not specify who “they” was referring to but added: “I have a challenge to this liar who claims that their friend saw me ‘exposed’ – describe just one thing, anything (scars, tattoos, …) that is not known to the public. He won’t be able to do it, because it never happened. “
The South African businessman – who holds US, Canadian and South African citizenship – had previously said he would transfer his support from the US Democratic Party to the Republicans.
“Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …” Musk added.
This week, Musk, whose estimated net worth is $ 265 billion, suspended his offer to buy Twitter, saying it wouldn’t move forward unless he got proof of the number of spam accounts plaguing. the platform.
In addition to his prolific tweets, ongoing relationship with pop star Grimes, considerable wealth and SpaceX initiatives, Musk is primarily known as the founder of electric vehicle company Tesla.
Musk said he wanted to make humans an “interplanetary species” by establishing a colony on Mars.
Musk also made headlines of a less flattering type: Tesla faced a number of lawsuits for alleged discrimination and harassment of black workers, as well as sexual harassment.