Elon Musk denies sexually abusing a flight attendant after reports accusing him of exposing himself

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Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter to describe the allegations against him as ‘totally untrue’.

The SpaceX owner recently made the news when he reported that Musk sexually harassed a flight attendant on a private jet in 2016.

Here is everything you need to know.

Elon Musk accused of sexual harassment in 2016

According to a report by Insider, Elon Musk allegedly paid $250,000 (£200,000) in 2018 to settle sexual harassment allegations against him from an unnamed private jet flight attendant.

Mr Musk reportedly exposed himself to the flight attendant and rubbed his hip without permission. The article stated that the billionaire offered to buy him a horse if he did ‘more’ during an in-flight massage.

He also stated that the officer believed his refusal to accept Musk’s offer could affect his career opportunities at SpaceX, leading him to hire a lawyer in 2018.

Reportedly, the severance pay was made out of court. It contained a confidentiality agreement that prevented the officer from talking about the incident.

The post also quoted an anonymous person claiming to be a friend of the flight attendant. According to the article, the friend made a statement as part of the private reconciliation process.

Friend added that the officer imprisoned him after the alleged incident in 2016.

Elon Musk denies sexual assault allegations

Elon Musk shared the first tweet on Thursday evening.

‘Attacks against me must be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will stop me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech.’

The first tweet did not directly mention the sexual assault allegations reported by Insider.

“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,” he said.

Musk challenged the flight attendant and his friend in a tweet. ‘I have a challenge to this liar who claims his friends have seen me ‘exposed’. Identify one thing, anything (scars, tattoos, …) unknown to the public. He won’t be able to do that, because that never happened.’

Tesla Inc’s CEO tweeted that the news against him was a ruse to prevent social media giant Twitter from buying its ongoing deal for $44 billion.

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