Elon Musk Responds to Sexual Assault Accusation

Elon Musk Responds to Sexual Assault Accusation

A Thursday report from Business Insider detailed a SpaceX flight attendant’s sexual assault accusation against .

The SpaceX CEO and prospective chief slammed the story as a “politically motivated hit piece.”

A prolific Twitter user, Musk used the social media platform to defend himself as well:

In a subsequent Tweet, the world’s richest man added:

Hours before the allegations dropped, Musk tweeted the following:

Fox Business has more on this developing story:

The attendant worked on a contract basis in the cabin crew for SpaceX’s corporate jet fleet. She accused Musk of exposing his erect penis to her, rubbing her leg without consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage, according to Business Insider.

A declaration signed by the attendant’s friend detailed the incident, which reportedly took place in 2016. Email correspondence and other records, which the friend provided Business Insider, reportedly corroborate the claims. The attendant reportedly told her friend that SpaceX encouraged her to get licensed as a masseuse, so she could give Musk massages. She said Musk propositioned her during one such massage.

Musk denied the sexual claims in a brief statement to Business Insider, insisting that there is “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, calling the story a “politically motivated hit piece.”

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