A sexual misconduct claim against Elon Musk involved the billionaire suggesting that he could buy a horse for the woman he was propositioning if she were willing to perform a sex act on him.
These details were revealed in a bombshell Insider investigation into a sexual misconduct claim against Musk in 2016, that SpaceX, the billionaire’s aerospace firm, paid $250,000 to settle.
The claim involved a flight attendant, who was also a licensed masseuse, who worked for Musk on a flight to London.
According to a declaration signed by the flight attendant’s friend in support of the claim, the incident took place in a private cabin of Musk’s Gulfstream G650ER private jet.
Per the declaration, which was seen by Insider, Musk had summoned the flight attendant “for a full body massage” during which he was naked “except for a sheet covering the lower half of his body.”
The woman’s claim, per the declaration, said that Musk exposed his erect penis, “touched her” and “offered to buy her a horse” if she were willing to perform a sex act. The woman, per her friend’s account, rode horses.
“He whipped out his penis, it was erect,” the friend said, describing the woman’s claims. “And he started propositioning her, like he touched her thigh and told her he would buy her a horse. And he basically tried to bribe her to perform some sort of sexual favor.”
Per the declaration, the woman turned down Musk’s offer and continued with the massage without engaging in any sexual behavior.
According to Insider’s review of the documents, SpaceX paid the flight attendant to settle the claim in exchange for a promise not to sue. Responding to Insider’s request for comment, Musk said there is “a lot more to this story,” while calling the piece “politically motivated.”
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