Elon Musk is currently facing a sexual misconduct claim relating to an incident aboard his private jet on 2016.Jae C. Hong/AP
Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday to rebut accusations of sexual harassment.
Musk called the accusations “utterly untrue” and called Insider’s source a “liar.”
He also called the source “a far left activist/actress in LA with a major political axe to grind.”
Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday night to hit out at a woman who has accused him of sexually harassing her friend aboard his private jet in 2016.
Musk is currently facing a sexual misconduct claim. It involves the billionaire suggesting he could buy a horse for a SpaceX flight attendant if she were willing to perform a sex act on him.
These details were revealed in a bombshell Insider investigation into the incident published earlier on Thursday.
About seven hours after Insider’s piece was released, Musk responded to a Twitter user who wrote: “Where were these wild accusations against @elonmusk before he took a stand against the establishment?”
“Exactly,” Musk tweeted, adding that he thought these were “wild accusations” that are “utterly untrue.”
He then went on to call out Insider’s source — a friend of the flight attendant who accused Musk of propositioning her.
“But I have a challenge to this liar who claims their friend saw me ‘exposed’ — describe just one thing, anything at all (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t known by the public. She won’t be able to do so, because it never happened,” Musk tweeted.
He then went on to say that the woman’s friend, whom Insider spoke to, “is a far left activist/actress in LA with a major political axe to grind.”
Musk then claimed that he never responded to Insider’s requests for comment, tweeting: “No, it was clear that their only goal was a hit price to interfere with the Twitter acquisition. The story was written before they even talked to me.”
Contrary to Musk’s claim, Insider did contact Musk for comment on its story. Responding via email, he said there was “a lot more to this story.”
“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, while also calling the story a “politically motivated hit piece.”
Musk did not respond to Insider’s reiteration of an offer to comment on the claims, despite being given more time to do so.
Musk has repeatedly claimed that he is being attacked for his political views. This week, he also called the Democratic Party a “party of division and hate” while vowing to vote Republican.
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