Elon Musk Denounces Business Insider’s Report Alleging Sexual Harassment

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Elon Musk has denounced claims made against him successful a caller study by Business Insider on Thursday, calling them “wild accusations” that are “utterly untrue” portion vowing to proceed with his program to support state of code connected Twitter if his bid to acquisition it goes through.

SpaceX laminitis Musk took to the societal media level to disregard the “wild” claims, however, helium did not authorities specifically what those accusations were oregon sanction Business Insider.

His comments came soon aft a report by Business Insider accused him of intersexual misconduct successful 2016.

According to the report, which cited interviews and documents that Insider had allegedly obtained, Musk’s company SpaceX allegedly paid a flight attendant $250,000 successful 2018 to settee the intersexual misconduct assertion against him. The Epoch Times has not seen oregon verified the authenticity of the documents.

Musk took to Twitter connected Thursday wherever helium wrote: “The attacks against maine should beryllium viewed done a governmental lens— this is their modular (despicable) playbook—but thing volition deter maine from warring for a bully aboriginal and your close to escaped speech.”

In a fig of follow-up tweets Musk said, “for the record, those chaotic accusations are utterly untrue.”

“But I person a situation to this liar who claims their person saw maine ‘exposed’ – picture conscionable 1 thing, thing astatine each (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t known by the public,” the CEO added. “She won’t beryllium capable to bash so, due to the fact that it ne'er happened.”

Insider reported that the alleged incidental took place aboard a SpaceX pitchy connected a formation to London successful 2016, successful Musk’s backstage room. The flight attendant told her person that Musk asked her to travel to his backstage country for a “full assemblage massage,” according to documents.

Musk denied the intersexual claims successful a connection to Business Insider, insisting that determination is “a batch much to this story.”

“If I were inclined to prosecute successful intersexual harassment, this is improbable to beryllium the archetypal clip successful my full 30-year vocation that it comes to light,” helium wrote, calling the communicative a “politically motivated deed piece.”

Insider said it had moved the work deadline aft Musk requested much clip to respond, but that helium ne'er did supply further remark regarding the allegations.

Christopher Cardaci, SpaceX vice president of legal, told the publication: “I’m not going to remark connected immoderate colony agreements.”

The Epoch Times has contacted SpaceX for comment.

SpaceX resolved the ailment “quickly” aft a league involving a mediator and Musk himself. The substance ne'er reached a tribunal of law or an arbitration proceeding.

According to Insider, Musk, SpaceX and the formation attendant successful November 2018 entered into a severance statement granting the attendant $250,000 successful speech for a committedness not to record a suit implicit the claims.

The statement signed by the formation attendant besides included “restrictive non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses” that prohibition her from disclosing any information astir Musk and his businesses oregon discussing the severance payment, according to the report.

Katabella Roberts

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Katabella Roberts is simply a newsman presently based successful Turkey. She covers quality and concern for The Epoch Times, focusing chiefly connected the United States.