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Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegations

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Posted: 21/05/22 - 09:30
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The world's richest man, Elon Musk, has denied claims that he groped and exposed himself to an employee at his SpaceX rocket company six years ago.

A report in the Business Insider news outlet on Thursday alleged SpaceX paid the ex-flight attendant $250,000 (£200,000) to settle the claim.

"Those wild accusations are utterly untrue," he wrote on Twitter.

Mr Musk told Business Insider its article was a "politically motivated hit piece".

The SpaceX founder suggested the piece was intended to interfere with his stalled $44bn (£35bn) acquisition of Twitter and malign the recent shift in his politics.

He had used the social media site to announce he "can no longer support" the Democratic Party on Wednesday, saying he plans to vote for Republicans in future elections.

Shares in his electric car company, Tesla, dropped on Friday

I Call Bull: Denies it but paid out $1/4m hmm I'm calling BULL right there

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41 days
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Paying someone a relatively insignificant amount of money is not an admission of guilt. It just makes the problem go away.
42 days
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I dont doubt it happened but if it was 6 years ago and he's already paid out so it certainly seems this is being dragged up again for some reason or the other.
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I guess we will never know but you can see why he is paranoid about people derailing his businesses over politics