SpaceX paid $250,000 to a flight attendant who reported sexual harassment of Elon Musk

Details of an allegation made in 2018 and settled by SpaceX with a confidentiality agreement have emerged.

Billionaire Elon Musk could have a distraction in the middle of the lengthy Twitter buyout process .

Business Insider revealed that his company SpaceX paid a flight attendant $250,000 in 2018 as a severance package after accusing Elon Musk of sexual harassment .

The sexual harassment complaint against Elon Musk

A woman working for hire as a SpaceX corporate fleet crew member has accused Elon Musk of exposing his erect penis, rubbing his leg and offering him “a horse” in exchange for an erotic massage, Insider reported .

This all happened in 2016. The woman was encouraged to take “massage courses” after accepting the job at SpaceX , as she was assured that it would “secure more contracts.”

On a flight to London, Elon Musk called the flight attendant into a private area of ​​a corporate plane for a massage.

The CEO of SpaceX was naked, with a sheet covering the lower part of his body. According to the woman, Elon Musk “exposed her genitalia, touched her and offered to buy her a horse (the flight attendant rode horses) if she ‘does more’”.

The flight attendant ignored Musk ‘s advances , but later saw that fewer flights were scheduled for her, something like “as a punishment.”

In 2018, the woman hired a labor lawyer and sent a complaint to SpaceX Human Resources , telling all the details.

After a session with a mediator, which Elon Musk himself attended, SpaceX and the woman agreed to a payment of US $ 250,000 on the condition that he not make any demands, in addition to signing a restrictive confidentiality agreement on everything related. to Elon Musk , SpaceX and Tesla. Ironic that it comes from a self-proclaimed defender of free speech.