Elon Musk

Elon Musk has denied the sexual harassment claims levelled against him. Image via Twitter @newsmax

Elon Musk denies giving woman R4m after ‘exposing himself’ to her

Elon Musk says claims that he silenced a flight attendant who accused him of sexual harassment are ‘wildly untrue’ and ‘politically fuelled’.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk has denied the sexual harassment claims levelled against him. Image via Twitter @newsmax

A new report reveals that US billionaire Elon Musk was accused of “exposing himself” to a flight attendant in 2016. Also according to the report, in 2018 his company Space X paid the claimant $250k (R4m) to settle the sexual misconduct claim.

Fours years later and Musk has addressed the allegations. According to him, the claims come as a “political fuelled hit”.

Elon Musk says sexual misconduct claims are ‘wildly untrue’

Elon Musk has slammed a report published by Insider claiming that he had “exposed” himself to a flight attendant in 2016.

According to the report, Musk sexually harassed the claimant while they were aboard his private jet. Musk allegedly also “rubbed the woman’s leg” and later offered to buy her a horse if she gave him a massage.

She then proceeded to give him a massage. The alleged incident took place in a cabin aboard one of Musk’s planes during a flight to London, New York Post reports.

A friend of the claimant says that Musk also invited the young woman to his room to more than just massage him but she declined this request.

The friend also adds that Space X, Musk’s space exploration enterprise then paid the woman $250 000 to settle the claims.

Billionaire says: It’s not true!

Speaking to Insider this week, Musk denied it he claims and said that the report is a politically fuelled attack.

“If I were inclined to engage in sexual harassment, this is unlikely to be the first time in my entire 30-year career that it comes to light,” he wrote to Insider.

Taking to Twitter this week, he continued to deny the allegations:

“The attacks against me should be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will deter me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech,” he wrote in one tweet.

“And, for the record, those wild accusations are utterly untrue,” he added in another tweet.

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