Business Insider managed to get information about the payoff from a mate of the woman. Musk is denying it all and took to Twitter to call the accusations “utterly untrue” and all a democratic party conspiracy. He insists that Business Insider should get a detailed description of his todger to prove it.
Musk called the flight attendant’s friend “a far-left activist/actress in LA with a major political axe to grind” although he didn't say how he knew that.
However, if that were the case one has to wonder why Space X originally paid the woman off.
According to one of the flight attendant’s friends, the alleged victim worked as a crew member on a SpaceX corporate flight. During one of the flights, the attendant told her friend, Musk asked her for a full body massage in his room — reportedly, this was not unusual, and SpaceX had encouraged the attendant to get a masseuse license.
During the massage, Musk allegedly removed the sheet that was covering the lower half of his body, showing her his erect penis. While rubbing her leg, he reportedly offered to buy the attendant a horse if she would “do more.” (The story notes that the attendant rode horses.)
The allegations were relayed to Insider by one of the flight attendant’s friends, who was asked by the attendant’s attorney to sign a declaration backing up the claims in 2018.
The friend told Insider the attendant refused to carry out any sexual acts on Musk, and that she was “really upset” following the flight. The friend also said SpaceX cut down on the number of shifts she was given following the incident, which the attendant saw as a sign of retaliation.
According to Insider, the attendant filed a complaint to SpaceX’s HR department in 2018, saying that her career with the company had suffered because of her refusal. The company reportedly took the complaint to a mediator, not a court or an arbitrator, and signed the attendant to a $250,000 severance agreement barring her from saying anything bad about Musk or his companies, including SpaceX and Tesla. This included talking about the payment itself.
Insider says its source did not consult the flight attendant before coming forward with the story and says that the alleged victim declined to comment. The attendant’s friend did not sign an NDA.
When contacted for comment, Musk reportedly said that there was “a lot more” to the story and said that it was a “politically motivated hit piece.” The language reminds us of a tweet from Musk on Wednesday, where he told his followers that “political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months.” He also warned that he would be the victim of a “dirty tricks campaign.”
Musk told Insider: “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.”