Elon Musk said the accusations against him had a “political tint”. Photo: AFP.
The richest man in the world then accused of sexual harassment. The CEO of Space X and Tesla, Elon Musk, the same wooed into buying Twitter, denied it; although a news item published by the American media Business Insider atexposed the case of a stewardess who remained silent in exchange for $ 250,000.
The compensation agreement, along with the statement of a friend of the alleged victim, revealed in detail what happened about this incident that occurred in 2016 on a company plane.
According to Insider, the stewardess who worked for SpaceX’s corporate jet fleet accused Musk of showed him his erect penis, stroked his leg without his permission and offered to give him a horse in exchange for an erotic massageaccording to interviews and documents obtained by said publication.
The Insider’s primary source was the signed statement from a friend of the flight attendant prepared in support of his lawsuit and other documents, including emails and documentation.
According to the statement, the stewardess confessed to her friend that, after accepting the job as a stewardess, They encouraged her to take a masseuse course to serve Musk. During one such massage in a private cabin on Musk’s Gulfstream G650ER the incident occurred.
The Gulfstream 650ER where Elon Musk sexually abused one of his flight attendants, according to Insider.
The flight attendant confessed to his friend that Musk asked him to go to his room on the plane on a flight to London “for a full body massage.”
When he arrived, assistant Elon Musk found out “I was completely nakedexcept for a blanket covering his lower body. ”
During the massage, the statement said, the CEO of Tesla his penis was exposed”And then“ grabbed him and offered to buy him a horse if he would ‘do more,’ which refers to doing sexual acts ”.
What Elon Musk said about the sexual harassment complaint
Elon Musk called the Business Insider post “politically motivated.” Photo: AFP.
The media contacted Elon Musk to get his version of the controversial facts. The tycoon asked for more time and said there was “more to this story” than that described as “politically motivated”.
After the news spread, the tycoon posted on his Twitter profile on Thursday: “The attacks against me must be seen by a political optics. This is your (disgusting) standard manual, but nothing can stop me from fighting for a better future and for your right to free expression”.
Later, the billionaire founder of SpaceX and Tesla added another tweet in which he said: “And for the record, these bizarre accusations are completely untrue”.
“I challenge this liar who says his friend saw me‘ discovered ’: say something, anything (scars, tattoos …) that the public doesn’t know,” he said. “You can’t do it, because it didn’t happen”he concludes.
The South African -born businessman – and has South African, American and Canadian nationalities – recently approached Republicansafter previous support for Democrats.
“Now look at how they show their campaign against me the dirty tricksMusk added, whose wealth is estimated at more than $ 200,000 million.
On the other hand, the stewardess refused to give a statement to US media Insider who spread the news. He gave more details to his friend. “He pulled out his penis, it was straight. And he began to propose to her, like touching her thigh and telling her he was going to buy a horse. Actually, he tried to bribe her to do some kind of sexual favor for her. “
After that, he said, the stewardess did not know what to do. “In addition, she started to get stressed and retaliated, punished for not committing prostitution,” according to her friend’s statement.
Two years after the fact, after convincing himself that his denial of Elon Musk’s harassment had an impact on the lack of opportunities at SpaceX, the flight attendant hired a lawyer to work in California and sent a complaint to the department. of the company’s human resources detailing what happened. . The complaint was quickly resolved after a mediation that Musk personally attended.
Eventually, the case never reached the court. In November 2018, Elon Musk, SpaceX and the flight attendant signed a severance agreement providing for $ 250,000 and the promise not to file a lawsuit and not to make the matter public.
However, a new law soon prohibited the signing of such confidentiality agreements in cases of sexual harassment, discrimination or assault, unless they were initiated by the plaintiff.
With information from agencies.