Elon Musk challenged the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct to explain aspects of his intimate system parts that are “not identified by the public” in a bid to disprove her promises.
“But I have a obstacle to this liar who statements their buddy observed me ‘exposed’ – describe just just one point, anything at all (scars, tattoos, …) that is not acknowledged by the general public. She won’t be in a position to do so, mainly because it hardly ever transpired,” Musk tweeted Friday in response to a Twitter consumer asking what the accusations had been.
A previous flight attendant operating on a deal foundation in the cabin crew for SpaceX’s corporate jet fleet accused Musk of exposing his erect penis to her, rubbing her leg devoid of consent, and presenting to get her a horse in trade for an erotic therapeutic massage, Insider described final 7 days.
The incident allegedly took spot in 2016. The woman claimed the incident to the company’s human means department, and Musk, SpaceX and the attendant eventually entered a $250,000 severance arrangement in 2018, Insider reported.
Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla, denied the sexual misconduct promises to the outlet, contacting the tale a “politically enthusiastic hit piece.”
“If I were being inclined to have interaction in sexual harassment, this is not likely to be the initially time in my total 30-12 months career that it comes to gentle,” he wrote.
He also took to Twitter and stated the claims ought to be viewed as political. Musk had mentioned previously very last week that he will vote Republican in foreseeable future elections just after overwhelmingly voting Democrat in previous elections.
“The attacks versus me should be viewed by a political lens – this is their typical (despicable) playbook – but nothing at all will discourage me from preventing for a superior future and your right to free speech,” the SpaceX CEO wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
A friend of the attendant comprehensive the incident in a signed declaration. Twitter buyers questioned why the buddy would occur ahead a long time later on, which Musk responded to by indicating the buddy “is a much left activist/actress in LA with a major political axe to grind.”
Musk a short while ago announced he intends to get Twitter for $44 billion and acquire it private but proposed Saturday the buyout selling price must be slashed by the selection of bot accounts on the platform.
“If 25% of the people are bots then the Twitter acquisition deal ought to price tag 25% less,” Twitter person Ian Miles Cheong tweeted Saturday.
“Certainly,” Musk responded.
Musk has set the buyout “on maintain” until finally Twitter can demonstrate that only 5% of its customers are bots.
Fox News Digital’s Tyler O’Neil contributed to this report.