Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX, engaged in a hostile email exchange with an engineer and then went to see his employee at her home in June 2016, according to legal documents reviewed by The Washington Post. During that visit, the lawsuit alleges, Musk flipped after he came up behind the woman — who was identified in the court filing as Jane Doe — and touched her on the shoulder. The encounter became confrontational, she alleged in court filings, because she refused to leave with him.
This guy just can’t stop getting himself into trouble. Whether it’s for his often offensive tweets, public feuds with billionaires, or alleged sexual misconduct, Elon Musk has proven that he can’t keep his personal problems out of the headlines. The most recent allegation is shocking – an employee has accused him of exposing himself and propositioning her for sex on a business trip. The incident happened after she helped him pick out clothes, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek, which spoke to people who worked on the assembly line where she was employed. In response to these allegations, Tesla agreed to pay $250K to settle the matter in order to silence her claims – despite them being corroborated by four other employees interviewed by HR executives at Tesla.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS
Elon Musk has a history of being very hands-on when it comes to his companies, no matter how many employees there are. As detailed in a new investigation by the Wall Street Journal, he was apparently so hands-on when he served as CEO for the spaceflight company SpaceX that at least one female employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him alleging that he exposed himself to her and asked her for sex in order to advance within the company. And yet, according to The Wall Street Journal’s investigation, this wasn’t an isolated incident.
In a case against the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, a jury in Los Angeles awarded damages of $4.3 million for fraud after his tweeted offer to take Tesla private was seen as false by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The trial began when Khobi Brooklyn, who worked for two months as a flight attendant for Musk’s SpaceX, sued him claiming he exposed himself, propositioned her for sex, and sent explicit messages after she quit in June 2017. Brooklyn used an app to tell stories to celebrity types called Crazy Blind Date that generated income through sponsorships with brands like Blackberry and Bell Helicopter until October 18th of last year when Tesla fired her over not having proof of employment documents.
A second woman, who is also a flight attendant, has come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Elon Musk. In an email obtained by BuzzFeed News, Mr.Musk reportedly approached the woman on a private jet and exposed himself before stating that he would love to have sex with her. The email further alleges that he propositioned her for oral sex, following which she alerted Tesla’s HR department in the morning. As a result of these new allegations, SpaceX (owned by Elon) cut ties with the softcore porn star whose emails to Mr. Musk earlier this year are said to have triggered this entire controversy in the first place.
Related to Tesla?
It has not been long since Tesla, his electric car company, had to find new leadership. Now, it looks like Elon Musk was himself in need of new leadership when he reportedly exposed himself and propositioned a SpaceX flight attendant for sex.
Does He Deserve This?
In recent years, there have been a number of allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other similar types of misconduct against Elon Musk. It is unfortunate that a man who has been involved in so many innovative projects is also allegedly guilty of such inexcusable behavior.
LIKELY EFFECT ON TESLA STOCK PRICE
Tesla, the electric car company founded by Elon Musk, tumbled in pre-market trading following an allegation that he exposed himself and propositioned a flight attendant for sex. Shares fell about six percent after the news came out before 8 a.m. ET on Thursday morning, CNBC reported. The company has not responded to this allegation or other questions from CNBC about it.