Elon Musk offers challenge to sexual misconduct accuser

Elon Musk has been accused of exposing himself to a flight attendant and touching her leg during a plane ride six years ago.

The billionaire recently pushed back on that allegation, however, saying that he is being wrongfully accused for political reasons.  

Claim dates back to private flight in 2016

According to Fox Business, the alleged incident was said to have occurred during a private flight in 2016 and involved an employee of SpaceX, a company that Musk is CEO of.

Although SpaceX ultimately paid the flight attendant $250,000 as part of a confidentiality agreement, a friend of hers recently brought the story to Business Insider.

Musk has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing, telling Business Insider, “If I were inclined to engage in sexual harassment, this is unlikely to be the first time in my entire 30-year career that it comes to light.”

He then tweeted “a challenge” to his accuser, asking her “to describe just one thing, anything at all (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t known by the public.” He added, “She won’t be able to do so, because it never happened.”

Musk says story is “politically motivated”

Mush went on to suggest that the move was “politically motivated,” a claim which he doubled down on in a tweet last Thursday.

Musk has been the target of criticism from many after announcing his intention to purchase Twitter and do away with censorship on the platform.

What’s more, Musk has also announced that he plans to begin supporting Republican candidates despite having thus far voted for Democrats.

Another tweet insisted that the individual who spoke with Business Insider “is a far-left activist/actress in LA with a major political ax to grind.”

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