Elon Musk offered a flight attendant, a horse in return for an erotic massage
In 2018, Elon Musk’s airline company, SpaceX, paid an airline steward $250,000 to settle a sexual offense guarantee against Musk. The guarantee was made by an airline steward who said that Musk had sexually harassed him.
The expert worked as a member of the hotel team on a contract for SpaceX’s corporate stream fleet. She said that Musk showed her his straight penis, rubbed her leg without her permission, and offered to get her a pony in exchange for a sensual back rub, according to meetings and records that Insider got.
The event, which happened in 2016, is said to have happened in a statement that was signed by a friend of the specialist and put on the side of her case. The details of this story come from the statement and other reports, such as emails and other documents that the friend gave to Insider.
According to the announcement, the chaperone believed the friend when she said that after taking the job as an airline steward, she was told to get certified as a masseuse so she could rub Musk. She told her friend that Musk asked her out during one of these back rubs in a private room on Musk’s Gulfstream G650ER.
When Insider asked Musk for his opinion, he sent a message to ask for more time to respond and said that “much more is going on behind the scenes.”
“Even if I were taught to do something wrong, this probably won’t be the first time in my 30-year first career that it comes to light,” he wrote, calling the story a “politically motivated hit piece.”
Christopher Cardaci, VP of legal for SpaceX, said over the phone, “I won’t talk about any settlement agreements.” SpaceX didn’t respond to requests for comments sent to its email address for the media as a whole.
A claim that Musk gave a horse to a woman in exchange for a sensual back rub
The airline steward told her friend that the SpaceX and Tesla founder wanted her to come to his room “for a full-body knead” during a trip in late 2016, the statement says. When she got there, the expert found that Musk “was completely naked except for a sheet covering the bottom half of his body.” The statement says that while Musk was getting his back rubbed, he “exposed his privates.” After that, he “contacted her and offered to get her a pony because he thought she would “accomplish more,” which is a reference to sex acts.”
The specialist, who rides ponies, said no and kept massaging his back without doing anything sexual. The companion’s statement said that the specialist “cannot be bought.” “She won’t do sexual favors in exchange for money or gifts.” It happened while they were on a trip to London.
During a meeting with Insider, the companion told Insider more about the chaperon’s claims. She talked about not having a name and said she was afraid for her own safety, but Insider knows who she is. The insider also knows what kind of person the airline steward is, but isn’t naming her because she has said she has been a victim of sexual misconduct. She didn’t want to say anything about this story.
“He whipped out his penis, and it was standing up,” the friend said to show how the claims were made. “He also started to ask her out, like when he touched her thigh and told her he’d get her a pony. He also tried to buy her off so that they could have a sexual blessing of some kind or another.”
“Told no when she said she wouldn’t prostitute herself”
The friend said that the orderly told her about the crime while they were climbing together right after the trip to London. The friend said that the specialist looked upset and seemed shaken. “She was very upset,” the person with her said. “She didn’t know what to do in the least.”
After she turned down Musk’s advances, the airline steward told her friend that work started to dry up. “Before what happened, she thought of Mr. Musk as a person to look up to,” the announcement says. “However, she was very worried after he told her who he was, called her without her permission, and offered to pay her for sex.”
“She thought things could go back to normal, and she would act as nothing had happened,” her friend told Insider. “In any case, she started to feel like she was getting some kind of payback because she couldn’t move as much, and she started to feel real anxiety.”
In the end, the statement said that the specialist felt “pushed out and turned down because she didn’t want to prostitute herself.”
SpaceX puts a special emphasis on rubs, going so far as to use in-house knead advisors as a benefit for chiefs. According to a friend, the airline steward’s bosses told her to get a professional back rub before her meetings with Musk.
“They told her to get licensed as a masseuse, but she had to do it on her own and pay for it,” a friend said. “They said that if she could do this, she could give Elon back rubs and fly more often. I thought that was a little strange, given that you weren’t hired to be a masseuse. You were hired to be a steward on an airplane. Also, if Elon likes to be massaged, he should pay for you to go to masseuse school. But she was just so happy and excited to get the job and have the chance to travel.”
A $250,000 severance installment
In 2018, after being convinced that her refusal to accept Musk’s offer hurt her chances at SpaceX, the specialist hired a California business lawyer and sent a letter to the company’s HR department describing the situation. At that time, the lawyer’s office called the friend and asked her to make a statement confirming the cases.
The problem with the orderly was quickly solved after a meeting with a go-between, which Musk later joined. The case never went to court or to a mediation session. In November 2018, Musk, SpaceX, and the airline steward made a deal where the chaperon would get a $250,000 payment and promise not to sue over the cases.
The agreement also had strict non-disclosure and non-criticism clauses that stop the chaperon from really looking into the severance payment or revealing any information about Musk or his companies, like SpaceX and Tesla.
Musk is currently trying to buy Twitter because he says he believes “free speech is the foundation of a working majority rule government.” He wrote on Twitter earlier this month that “daylight is the best cleaner.”
“Every time you don’t say anything, you become part of that framework.”
The friend told Insider that she went up to Musk without talking to the airline steward because, as a survivor of rape, she felt obligated to tell him everything she had heard about him. Not at all like the flight attendant, her friend doesn’t have to follow any non-exposure agreements.