Elon Musk has completely denied accusations of sexual misconduct made against him by a Space X flight attendant, calling her a “far left actress”.
Elon Musk called the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct a ‘far-left actor’ who has ‘a major political ax to grind’ – and challenged her to verify her claims by describing some of his anatomy “unknown to the public”. ”
The tech mogul was accused of exposing himself to a flight attendant aboard one of its private planes in 2016 – and SpaceX then paid the woman $250,000 (A$354,797) to settle her sexual misconduct claim, according to the bombshell report.
the New York Post says Musk was also accused of rubbing the flight attendant’s leg without permission and offering to buy her a horse if she gave him an erotic massage on the plane,Initiated reported Thursdayciting documents and interviews.
Hours after posting the story, Musk challenged the accuser’s friend who allegedly learned of the alleged incident shortly after it happened.
Musk tweeted: “But I have a challenge for this liar claiming his friend saw me ‘exposed’ – describe one thing, anything (scars, tattoos,…) that isn’t known to the public.”
“She won’t be able to do it, because it never happened.”
Musk was responding on Twitter to a commenter who wondered, “Where were those savage accusations against @elonmusk before he took a stand against the establishment?”
“Exactly,” tweeted Musk, who recently announced plans to buy Twitter for $44 billion (A$61.3 billion) and take it private.
Musk went on to describe the woman, a former flight attendant and SpaceX employee who worked on her private jet, as a “far-left activist/actress in Los Angeles with a major political focus to grind.”
Another Twitter asked Musk if he had responded to Insider’s request for comment, to which the world’s richest person replied, “No, it was clear their only goal was an honor award.” [sic] to interfere with the acquisition of Twitter. The story was written before they even spoke to me.
Musk was quoted in the original Insider article as saying there was “a lot more to this story.”
“If I was prone to engaging in sexual harassment, it’s unlikely this will be the first time in my entire 30-year career that it’s been revealed,” he wrote to Insider. Musk also slammed the news site for publishing a “politically motivated blockbuster article”.
The alleged incident happened in a cabin aboard one of Musk’s planes on a flight to London.
The attendant told a friend that Musk, who also owns Tesla, asked him to come to his room during the flight for a massage, according to a statement written by the friend that was obtained by Initiated.
The statement says that during the massage, Musk “exposed his genitals” and then “touched her leg and offered to buy her a horse if she would do more”, referring to the performance of sexual acts” . Initiated reported.
The stewardess, who rides a horse, refused and ended the massage without engaging in anything sexual, the statement obtained by Initiated States.
Musk also addressed the allegations in several tweets Thursday night, saying they were politically motivated.
“Attacks on me must be seen through a political lens – that’s their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will deter me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech,” he said. he wrote in a tweet.
“And, for the record, these savage accusations are totally untrue,” he added in another tweet.
SpaceX officials declined to comment on Insider’s story.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and has been republished with permission
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