Elon Musk expected a “dirty tricks campaign” against him after he made political statements this week. Now a woman raises serious allegations against him.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has denied sexual harassment allegations against him. “And, for the record, these wild allegations are absolutely untrue,” Musk wrote on Twitter on Friday night after previously complaining that he was the victim of a politically motivated campaign.
The website “Business Insider” had reported that a flight attendant had accused Musk of sexual harassment, his space company SpaceX paid her $ 250,000 in 2018 in a non-disclosure agreement.
“Business Insider” referred to a friend of those affected, who did not want to comment on request. The girlfriend made “Business Insider” emails and other documents available. According to the report, the flight attendant was assigned to SpaceX’s private jet fleet. She was encouraged to train as a masseuse.
During a massage on a flight to London in 2016, Musk exposed himself, touched the flight attendant and offered to buy her a horse if she “would do more,” the report said, citing a statement from the friend. Musk wrote on Twitter that he challenges the “liar” to describe even a detail such as scars or tattoos that is not known to the public. “She won’t be able to because that never happened,” he wrote. Musk also claimed the girlfriend was a “far left activist/actress in Los Angeles.”
Musk attacked President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party in a series of tweets on Wednesday and wrote that a “dirty tricks campaign” against him could now be expected. Even after the report was published, he tweeted that the attacks against him should be viewed from a political perspective.
Business Insider investigative reporter John Cook wrote on Twitter that the site had reached out to key players in the report for comment around 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday. Musk’s tweet, in which he described the Democrats as a “party of division and hatred” and warned of an expected campaign against him, was published around six hours later.