A Business Insider Article Claims released today that a hired SpaceX flight attendant was paid $250,000 by the company to hush up after she reported that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk exposed his penis and massaged her during an in-flight massage made a suggestion.
The flight attendant herself is said to be under a non-disclosure agreement. The story and related documents were brought to Business Insider by a friend of the flight attendant who had not signed a non-disclosure agreement. The friend told the publication that she “felt obligated to come forward” regarding abuse of power.
Musk told Business Insider that there was “a lot more” to this story, calling it a “politically motivated hit.” He also indirectly denied the allegation, noting that this was the first allegation of sexual misconduct made against him in his 30-year career (it is the first public allegation known to us), and implied that would have come out a little sooner if that had been the case were behaviors he is prone to. He didn’t respond to a request for further comment, Business Insider says.
The alleged incident happened in 2016 on a SpaceX corporate jet en route to London. The flight attendant was a contract cabin crew member who, according to her friend, had been encouraged to become a licensed masseuse after she got the job, and did. She gave Musk a massage in his room at his request, as the boyfriend claimed he “whipped his penis,” touched the nurse’s thigh, and “offered to buy her a horse if she’d ‘do more’ of what.” referred to the performance of sexual acts.”
The friend’s statement went on to say that after rejecting the proposal, the flight attendant had to cut shifts. The employee then hired a lawyer and sent a complaint to SpaceX’s human resources department, which was reportedly resolved with an arbitrator rather than going to court. The flight attendant agreed to a $250,000 settlement on the condition that she did not sue and signed a non-disclosure agreement, her friend says.
Christopher Cardaci, SpaceX’s vice president of legal, told Business Insider that he “won’t comment on any settlement agreements.” PC Gamer has asked SpaceX if it has anything else to say about the report, which can be read in full at Business Insider.
We recently covered Musk-related news as he is in the process of buying Twitter, which is where a lot of gaming industry news and fan talk happens. As the founder and CEO of SpaceX, he is also relevant to our general interest in space and space-related games like Starfield, which drew inspiration from the company.
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