SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell defended SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Friday from sexual misconduct allegations.
Business Insider recently reported that a flight attendant who worked as a contractor for SpaceX’s corporate jet fleet accused Musk of exposing himself to her several years ago, touching her, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage. According to a company-wide email obtained by CNBC, Shotwell does not buy into the allegations.
“Personally, I believe the allegations to be false; not because I work for Elon, but because I have worked closely with him for 20 years and never seen nor heard anything resembling these allegations,” Shotwell wrote.
The misconduct allegations came shortly after Musk warned on Twitter that “political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months” in response to him buying Twitter. “Watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold,” Musk added.
The flight attendant told her friend that Musk — the wealthiest man in the world — asked her to come to his room during the flight “for a full body massage” and that when she arrived, he was naked. The flight attendant reportedly did not engage in any sexual acts and claims that work began to dry up after the alleged incident. The flight attendant told her friend that she felt she was being “pushed out and punished for refusing to prostitute herself.”
Musk also recently revealed that he will begin voting for Republicans in the next election cycle.
“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically,” Musk, a registered independent voter, said at a technology summit in Florida. “Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear. Now this election I will.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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