An ex-employee of Elon Musk has accused the Tesla billionaire of sexually harassing her, but Musk insists the claims have been fabricated by a far-left activist with an agenda.
The can of worms was first opened by supposedly feminist movements like MeToo. Now, any woman with an ax to grind against a man (especially if he happens to be rich or famous), can make an accusation about him, and then sit back to watch his life crumble around him as the press relentlessly witch-hunt the individual into submission.
As Musk sits poised to go through with his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, it was inevitable that a disgruntled female ex-employee would come out of the woodwork.
The world’s richest man branded the accusations made against him as “wild” and “utterly untrue”.
“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,” wrote Musk in a Tweet.
A report published by Insider says that Musk’s company SpaceX paid $250,000 in severance to one of the company’s flight attendants after she made claims that he had exposed himself to her and asked her for sex.
The woman also said Musk had touched her leg and offered to buy her expensive gifts including a horse in exchange for an erotic massage.
The accusations, rather coincidentally, come just days after outspoken free-speech advocate Musk announced that he would now vote Republican after a lifetime of voting Democrat in future elections.
“The attacks against me should be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will deter me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech,” posted Musk to his Twitter page.
“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.”
He went on to say that the alleged victim’s friend who had signed paperwork relating to the initial complaint is a “far left activist/actress in LA with a major political ax to grind”.
“[The Insider article] is politically motivated hit piece”.
The attacks against me should be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will deter me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2022
According to the report, the flight attendant had willingly come to Musk’s room to give him “a full body massage”. Upon arrival, she alleges to have found Musk “completely naked except for a sheet covering the lower half of his body”.
She says Musk “offered to buy her a horse” if she would “do more”.
“There are predators all over the world. But when someone is particularly wealthy and powerful, they literally have systems that are like a machine working for them, to set them up to be able to do whatever they want,” said the alleged victim’s friend.
“When you choose to remain silent, yeah, you do become a part of that system,” she added.
Despite the interesting timing of these accusations, Musk’s takeover of social media giant Twitter is still going ahead as planned.
On Monday, Musk confirmed in a video interview at a tech summit in Miami that he felt the modern Democratic party no longer represented him and his views:
“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically. Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” he said via video link.
In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party.
But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican.
Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold … 🍿
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 18, 2022
“Now this election I will”.
It’s certain Musk will come up against some vicious left-wing attacks in the near future as the aggressive woke mob begins its cancel culture war against him.