A new report says that Elon Musk was accused of exposing himself to a flight attendant aboard one of his private planes in 2016 – and SpaceX later asked the woman to settle her sexual misconduct claim Paid $250,000.
Musk was also accused of rubbing the feet of flight attendants without permission and offering to buy him a horse, Insider said Thursday, citing documents and interviews.
The alleged incident took place in the cabin of one of Musk’s planes during a flight to London.
The attendant told a friend that Musk, who also owns a Tesla and wants to buy Twitter, asked him to come to his room during the flight for a massage, according to an announcement written by the friend, which was published by Insider. was received.
The manifesto said that during the massage, Musk “exposed her genitals” and then “touched her leg and offered to buy her a horse if she would ‘do more’,” referring to the performance of sexual acts. happened,” the insider said.
The flight attendant, who rides horses, refused and ended up having a massage without having sex, an announcement obtained by the insider states.
SpaceX, the company founded by Musk, paid a flight attendant $250,000 in 2018 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against him.
Massages are important at SpaceX, the insider reported, and flight attendants were encouraged to get her masseuse licenses, the friend told the news outlet.
Musk told Insider in an email that “there’s more to this story” and called the Insider report a “politically motivated hit piece.”
“If I was inclined to engage in sexual harassment, it is very unlikely to have come to light for the first time in my entire 30-year career,” he wrote to Insider.
SpaceX officials declined to comment for the inside story.
The flight attendant also declined to comment for Insider Story. She could not be identified as she claimed to be a victim of sexual misconduct. The friend was also not identified by the insider.
The flight attendant hired a California employment attorney in 2018 and sent a complaint to SpaceX’s human resources department after she believed her opportunities at the company were reduced after she rejected Musk’s offer, according to the insider.
Insider reports that a settlement was quickly reached, and the flight attendant was paid as long as he promised not to sue over the claims.
The agreement includes nondisclosure and nondiscrimination clauses, the insider reported.