Elon Musk Accused of Inappropriately Touching Flight Attendant; SpaceX Paid $250,000 to Negotiate: Report

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KEY POINTS

  • The flight attendant reportedly told his friend that Musk wanted him to do more than just a body massage.
  • Musk describes the Insider story as ‘a politically motivated hit’
  • This is the first time Musk has been accused of inappropriate touching and misconduct.

A former flight attendant who worked for Space X’s corporate jet fleet claimed in 2016 that billionaire Elon Musk exposed him to it and inappropriately touched his leg. Space X paid the flight attendant $250,000 to fix the problem, according to a new report.

In the documents and interviews obtained Business ContentIt turned out that the flight attendant accused Musk of rubbing her leg and revealing her private parts to her without her consent in a private cabin on the billionaire’s Gulfstream G65OER during a flight to London.

Musk also allegedly offered to buy a horse for the attendant in exchange for an erotic massage. The 2016 incident was claimed in a statement signed by a friend of the former SpaceX official. The officer’s friend showed Insider the statement, documents, records, and email correspondence about the claim.

The statement noted that Musk “touched her and offered to buy her a horse if she “does more”, referring to her performance of sex acts. The attendant reportedly refused and completed the “full body massage” Musk had originally requested without sexual intercourse.

The officer also told his friend that after the incident he work shifts reducedIt made me think Musk was being punished for refusing their advances.

Business Insider announced that it has contacted the Tesla founder for a comment. “If I was prone to sexual harassment, it’s unlikely that this will come to light for the first time in my 30-year career,” Musk said. Musk said the story was a “politically motivated hit”.

This is the first time Musk has been accused of inappropriate touching and abuse. However, some former interns At SpaceX, they publicly disclosed that they had been sexually harassed by some male interns at the company in late 2020, and they also claimed that the company ignored some of their complaints, The New York Times reported. Ashley Kosak, former Mission Integration Engineer at SpaceX, wrote in an article on Lioness that SpaceX is “a sexist, environmentally irresponsible company, the only cure for women is for women to leave.”

Also, six women in December sued Tesla after they claimed they were sexually abused by their colleagues. When they filed the lawsuit, the women were current or former workers at the Tesla Southern California service center and the Tesla San Francisco Bay Area factory, Forbes reported. The women accused the electric car company of failing to act on their claims.

Elon Musk looking at his cell phone in Cape Canaveral, Florida, January 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Joe Skipper

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