Flight Attendant Paid $250,000 Over Elon Musk Sexual Harassment Claims

A flight attendant accused Elon Musk of sexual harassment while working on contract for SpaceX corporate jets in 2016. She was paid a $250,000 settlement two years later over accusations that Musk, after she had become a licensed masseuse, sought sex during an inflight massage on a trip to London and offered to buy her a horse.

The flight attendant told her friend that the billionaire SpaceX and Tesla founder asked her to come to his room during a flight in late 2016 “for a full body massage,” the declaration says. When she arrived, the attendant found that Musk “was completely naked except for a sheet covering the lower half of his body.” During the massage, the declaration says, Musk “exposed his genitals” and then “touched her and offered to buy her a horse if she would ‘do more,’ referring to the performance of sex acts.”

After the incident on board the Gulfstream G650ER she says her shifts were cut back. The payout upon her departure came with a non-disclosure agreement, but the story became public via a friend who was told the story prior to the NDA.

Elon Musk suggests that there is “a lot more to this story” and suggests if it were true there would have been other stories of this sort to have come out over the years. Instead he argues that it’s coming out now is “politically motivated.”

Meanwhile Tesla was kicked out of S&P 500’s ESG Index for, among other things, “racism and poor working conditions reported at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California.”

Musk on Wednesday, certainly after having been contacted about the flight attendant story, posted that there would be a “dirty tricks campaign” against him because he would starting voting Republican.

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Comments

  1. Proof he is planning a presidential run in the future:

    Moves business to Texas to evade taxes and employee protections

    Sexually abused women and denies payoff and threatens victim with release of information

    Makes absurd comments on subjects like trapped children

    Manipulates stock prices

    And on and on.

    Sounds like a story that has already appealed to the party commonly called deplorable.

  2. Wow, you’re a genius Ray. And this would NOT be part of the political hit job for coming out as a non insaine liberal?

  3. And now the radical Left begins it’s operation to cancel Musk.
    When are we going to see a story about Hunter’s laptop?
    How about Biden’s cash dealings with Ukraine?

  4. Ray please educate yourself on the difference between the tax implications of the words “evade” vs “avoid”.

  5. Elon Musk is a younger generation’s version of Donald Trump. Including with regard to his politics.

  6. Of course this is coming out for politics. Elon is the first person in a long time who is a credible supporter of free speech and other freedoms and is in a position to successful advocate for it. People target famous and rich people with false claims and then sue. A lot of times a settlement will be reached to keep it out of the press.

    Conservatives need to recognize that fighting for freedom means actual physical fighting. We will never have freedom if we disavow action. Those on the right who disavow actual physical action are not actually on the right; they are bought and paid for by the globalists who own both parties and undermine the right from within.

  7. Those who can’t see this for what it is are blind or part of the leftist cabal themselves….the funny thing is none on the left are immune from the left’s own tactics…of course if you are a good soldier maybe you avoid it for a while until you become less useful ….can you say the name Cuomo…Musk was a darling of the left and many bought his cars for one reason only…to identify with the left. Now that he isn’t standing with the left fully this is expected….but he is no right wing conservative either. Perhaps it is time everyone wake up and see the extent to which the globalist left movement will go to meet its goals.

  8. Political or not, the guy says he’s fighting for, “Your right to free-speech” but requires his employee to sign an NDA to avoid saying anything. I can’t be the only one who sees a disconnect there.

  9. @Matt

    I assume you must be poisoning the pot because you can’t be that asinine. Requiring employees to voluntarily and consensually sign an NDA as a requirement of employment not to disclose private business has nothing to do with speaking in a public forum and free speech. Most sensitive businesses require employees to sign NDAs so they are not going to mention business developments to spies.

  10. Ray — Educate yourself about the Constitution and just who is able to run for President. The only non-American born that could have run was Alexander Hamilton.

    Matt — Yeah, about this story and the alleged non-disclosure agreement, Gary fails to note that the story is from a “friend” who remains antonymous, as does the alleged “victim.”

    Based upon the corporate media’s use of such sources in the recent past, as well as their shying away from “real” stories like the Hunter Biden laptop, I would confidently state that this has as much truth as the Russia Trump collusion hoax.

    As noted, it is funny how these stories and his de-listing from the ESG 500 come right after his wanting to purchase Twitter and his declaring that he is going to vote for the Republicans as they Democrat party has fallen off the Progressive cliff.

    Even Reuters could not confirm this “story” from the rag that published it as their calls to them went unanswered.,

  11. He was just in need of recharging his Tesla battery and he got the jolt he was looking for

  12. All your wingnut readers keep complaining about the media ignoring Hunter Biden, but I’ve seen plenty of stories regarding wannabe white nationalist Tucker Carlson asking Hunter Biden to get his kid into Georgetown. So where’s the cover-up?

  13. You don’t pay $250k on a bogus claim. Next we will hear a story about a potted plant (ht: Harvey)

  14. @Hadley @JetAway…

    Just to be technical, you don’t actually have to be born in the US to be eligible to run for president. You have to be a ‘natural-born’ citizen which means you don’t have to be naturalized to become a citzen. Natural-born citizenship comes about by one of three basic ways:

    1. Born to at least one US citizen anywhere in the world
    2. Born on an active US-operated military base (see John McCain birthplace)
    3. Born in the US

    There are some obvious exceptions to this such as foreign dignitaries/soldiers.

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