Musk’s company SpaceX is said to have paid a woman $250,000 in hush money.
A former SpaceX flight attendant made allegations against Elon Musk in 2018. According to “Insider”, the company has suggested that she train as a masseuse at her own expense and in her free time – in order to massage the company boss on flights.
During a flight in 2016, Musk’s jet is said to have had an explosive incident: the tech billionaire called the woman into his private cabin for a full-body massage. Musk is said to have been covered only with a sheet and exposed his penis during the massage. He is also said to have touched the flight attendant on the leg and offered to buy her a horse if she would “do more”. After the woman refused, she got less work.
Incident should be kept secret
The flight attendant hired a lawyer who sent a complaint to the human resources office. In November 2018, SpaceX paid the woman $250,000 so she would not sue Musk. The case was supposed to be kept secret – but now it came to light anyway.
A friend of the flight attendant went public with documents, emails and recordings of conversations. The woman concerned reported the incident to the person at the time. She was also asked about the incident – but according to the agreement, she did not have to remain silent. “I felt compelled to come forward, especially now. He is the richest man in the world. Someone who has so much power and causes so much damage and then throws money around is not sane,” said the flight attendant’s acquaintance.