Elon Musk may be living “below the poverty line” according to Grimes, but that doesn’t factor in the alleged $250,000 hush money he paid to a flight attendant after exposing himself to her.
According to The Insider, the unnamed woman, who was a flight attendant on SpaceX accused Musk of touching her inappropriately on the leg, and flashing his erect penis.
The details come from a declaration that has been signed by a friend of the flight attendant, which state that ahead of the incident in 2016, she was encouraged to take a masseuse course to provide Musk with “full body” massages as he travelled. Now, where have we heard that before?
She alleges that she was propositioned by Musk in his private cabin, where he “was completely naked except for a sheet covering the lower half of his body.” During the massage, the declaration says, Musk “exposed his genitals” and then “touched her and offered to buy her a horse if she would ‘do more,’ referring to the performance of sex acts.”
“He whipped out his penis, it was erect,” the friend said, describing the allegations. “And he started propositioning her […] he basically tried to bribe her to perform some sort of sexual favor.”
In 2018, the flight attendant hired a lawyer and although the case never went to court, a severance payment of $250,000 in agreement that she would no sue over the claims.
As the friend was not bound by an NDA, she has chosen to speak out on behalf of her friend without telling her. Perhaps a risky move for the friendship, but one that she believes weighs up.
“Someone with that level of power causing that kind of harm and then throwing some money at the situation, that’s not accountability,” she said.