Elon Musk rejected on Thursday the accusations that he groped and exposed himself to the flight attendant six years ago.
“These savage allegations are completely untrue,” the world’s richest man said on Twitter, a platform he has now shut down in a $ 44 billion purchase.
Earlier in the day, the Insider news agency reported that the SpaceX mask company paid the woman $ 250,000 in 2018 to satisfy claims against him.
The report says that Musk, who received a massage from this woman during a flight on a private plane to London, put in front of her his erect penis, without consent touched her leg and asked her to have sex.
It quotes a woman who said she was a friend of the flight attendant in question.
“Attacks on me need to be viewed through a political prism – this is their standard (contemptuous) textbook,” Musk wrote on Thursday.
He did not specify who he meant “them”, but added: “I have a challenge to this liar, who claims that their friend saw me” exposed “- describe only one thing, something (scars, tattoos) , …), that is ». t of course the public. She will not be able to do it, because it has never happened. “
The South African-born businessman, who has U.S., Canadian and South African citizenship, previously said he was shifting his support from the U.S. Democratic Party to Republicans.
“Now look at how their campaign against me is unfolding dirty tricks …” – added Musk.
This week, Musk, valued at $ 265 billion, has postponed his bid to buy Twitter, saying it will not be extended unless he receives proof of the number of spam accounts suffering on the platform.
In addition to his fruitful tweets, relationship with pop star Grimes, great wealth and SpaceX businesses, Musk is primarily known as the founder of Tesla, an electric car company.
Musk said he wanted to make people “interplanetary” by creating a colony on Mars.
Musk has also made headlines less flattering: Tesla has faced a number of lawsuits alleging discrimination and harassment against black workers as well as sexual harassment.