Elon Musk referred to as a report that he engaged in sexual misconduct on a 2016 flight “completely unfaithful” and an try and derail his acquisition of Twitter.
In a sequence of tweets on Friday, the billionaire SpaceX and Tesla CEO referred to as the flight attendant who accused him of sexual misconduct a “liar,” and Musk challenged her to supply extra proof to substantiate her claims that he uncovered himself to her, which the enterprise tycoon stated she will likely be unable to do as a result of “it by no means occurred.”
“The assaults towards me must be seen via a political lens — that is their normal (despicable) playbook — however nothing will deter me from combating for an excellent future and your proper to free speech,” Musk tweeted on Friday.
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He referred to as the Enterprise Insider report claiming the flight attendant obtained a $250,000 settlement over allegations that on a flight in 2016 he uncovered his erect penis, rubbed her leg with out permission, and tried to bribe the flight attendant into performing a sexual therapeutic massage in trade for a horse a “hit value [sic]” meant to “intrude with the Twitter acquisition.”
“It was clear that their solely objective was a success value to intrude with the Twitter acquisition. The story was written earlier than they even talked to me,” Musk stated. “And, for the document, these wild accusations are completely unfaithful.”
Musk additionally challenged the girl to supply extra particulars of the alleged encounter.
“However I’ve a problem to this liar who claims their pal noticed me ‘uncovered’ — describe only one factor, something in any respect (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t identified by the general public. She received’t have the opportunity to take action, as a result of it by no means occurred,” he tweeted.
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In his early Friday morning tweets, Musk requested individuals to name the scandal “Elongate,” a reference to a March 2021 tweet by which he advised the general public his most popular title for a scandal involving him, ought to one come up.
“Lastly, we get to make use of Elongate as scandal title. It’s kinda good,” Musk tweeted.
Musk, 50, is within the course of of shopping for Twitter for $44 billion. In latest days, nevertheless, he has raised the prospect of backing out of the deal over considerations the social media firm just isn’t precisely reporting the variety of pretend and spam accounts on the platform.