Billionaire Elon Musk tweeted late Thursday that he was “completely untrue” in a news report that he had sexually harassed a flight attendant on a private jet in 2016.
business insider report Earlier on Thursday, Musk’s SpaceX revealed that it had paid $250,000 in 2018 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against an anonymous private jet flight attendant who accused Musk of exposing him.
The article quoted an anonymous person who said he was a friend of the crew. According to the article, the friend made a statement as part of a private settlement process.
“I challenge this liar whose friend claims he saw me ‘exposed’. [sic] Only one thing, everything unknown to the public (wounds, tattoos, etc.). “I wouldn’t be able to do that because it never happened,” Musk tweeted.
Reuters could not confirm business insider account. Musk and SpaceX did not respond. Reuters request comment on business insider Stories or Tweets from Musk.
In addition to allegations of exposing himself, Musk offered to buy him a horse “if more” while he was getting an in-flight massage by rubbing a flight attendant’s thigh. business insider Said by a friend of the flight attendant.
The flight attendant said her refusal to accept Musk’s offer took her from an opportunity to work for SpaceX and led her to believe that in 2018 she hired a lawyer. business insider.
The rocket company reached an out-of-court settlement and included a nondisclosure agreement that prevented crew members from talking about it. business insider said. The news site did not reveal the names of friends or flight attendants.