CNBC reported on Monday that SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell defended Elon Musk against allegations of sexual misconduct, which he has denied.
Business Insider reported last week that Musk’s private rocket company SpaceX paid $250,000 in 2018 to settle a sexual assault claim from an unnamed private jet flight attendant who accused Musk of exposing himself to her.
“Personally, I believe the allegations are false; Not because I work for Elon, but because I have worked with them for 20 years and have not seen or heard anything resembling these allegations,” Shotwell wrote in an email to employees last week was, as per the report of CNBC.
SpaceX CEO Musk has denied reports of harassment, calling the claim a liar.
The Business Insider article quoted an anonymous person as saying she was a friend of the flight attendant. According to the article, the friend had made a statement as part of the private settlement process.
SpaceX and Shotwell could not be immediately reached for comment.
Musk called the woman a “far-left actress” accused of sexual misconduct who has “a major political ax to grind”—and to verify her claims by describing a part of her anatomy to her Challenged “not known by the public.”
Musk took to Twitter to defend himself last week, saying the “wild allegations are completely untrue.”
The tech mogul was accused of exposing himself to a flight attendant aboard one of his private planes in 2016 — and SpaceX later paid the woman $250,000 to settle her sexual misconduct claim, as According to the explosive report.
Musk was also accused of rubbing a flight attendant’s leg without permission and offering to buy him a horse if he gave her an erotic massage on the plane, Insider said Thursday, citing documents and interviews.
Hours after Insider published the story, Musk challenged a friend of the accuser, who is said to have been told shortly after the alleged incident.
Musk tweeted: “But I have a challenge for this liar who claims his friend saw me ‘exposed’ – describe the only thing, anything (scars, tattoos, …) that The public doesn’t know.”
“She won’t be able to do it, because it never happened.”
He has also stated his intention to vote for Republican candidates in this election as well as in 2024.
post with wires