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Elon Musk allegedly paid woman $250,000 over accusations of sexual misconduct

Elon Musk’s SpaceX allegedly paid $250,000 to one of the company’s corporate flight attendants, who accused the tech mogul of exposing himself to her and propositioning her for sex, a bombshell report has claimed.

The woman, who has not been named, reportedly claimed the billionaire rubbed her leg and offered her gifts, which included a horse, in exchange for an erotic massage.

She claims the 50-year-old made a move on her during a massage on a flight to London in 2016, according to Business Insider.

The woman said when she reported the incident to the company, SpaceX reportedly paid her $250,000 as part of a severance agreement. The attendant told her friend that, after she refused Musk’s alleged advances, her work shifts were reduced, giving her the impression that she was being punished, Insider reported.

The woman’s friend spoke to Insider after filing a declaration in support of her. “He whipped out his penis, it was erect,” the friend told Insider about the incident.

She went onto say that Musk would often receive massages on his private flights and that her friend got a massage license so she could work with Musk more often, Insider reported. The woman massaged Musk on several flights prior to the incident, the friend said.

Musk defended himself on Twitter, saying late Thursday, “for the record, those wild accusations are utterly untrue.” Musk also told Business Insider its article was a “politically motivated hit piece.”

“If I were inclined to engage in sexual harassment, this is unlikely to be the first time in my entire 30-year career that it comes to light,” he told the outlet, saying there was “a lot more to this story.”

On Wednesday Musk tweeted, “Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: VANITY FAIR

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