Elon Musk
Jade Small
Jade Small
May 24, 2022 ·  3 min read

A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence

Elon Musk has allegedly paid a flight attendant $250,000 to settle the claim she laid against him for sexual misconduct. This woman opened up to a friend about the incident, who then shared her knowledge with an insider. According to the friend, the flight attendant was “encouraged” to become a licensed masseuse so that she could give Mr. Musk propper massages. She obliged, until one day he exposed himself, and gave her a proposition. Both the friend and the flight attendant wish to remain anonymous, according to the friend, fearing for their safety.

Encouraged to Become Licensed Masseuse for Elon Musk

The flight attendant in question worked for SpaceX, and was contracted to the corporate jet fleet. Her friend informed the insider about how the flight attendant was “encouraged” to become a licensed masseuse so she could massage Elon Musk. 

The friend said: “They encouraged her to get licensed as a masseuse, but on her own time, on her dime. They implied that she would get to fly more often if she were to do this because she’d be able to give Elon proper massages. I thought that was kind of strange because — you weren’t hired to be a masseuse. You were hired to be a flight attendant. And if Elon likes massages, then he should be paying for you to go to masseuse school. But she was just so happy and eager to have the job and be able to travel.”


Musk Crossed a Boundary

Elon Musk has a private room on his Gulfstream G650ER. In 2016, they were on a flight to London and the flight attendant was called to his room. She told her friend that he “was completely naked except for a sheet covering the lower half of his body.” She proceeded to massage Musk until he made certain requests. He removed the sheet to expose his erect genitals, touched her leg without her consent, and then offered to buy a horse for her if she would perform sexual favors during the massage. 

The flight attendant is a horse rider when she is not working for SpaceX, but she refused the offer. Her friend came to her defense, and said: “She is not going to perform sexual favors for money or gifts.” 

The Insider interviewed the flight attendant’s friend, who described the sexual encounter with Elon Musk. “He whipped out his penis, it was erect,” she said. “And he started propositioning her like he touched her thigh and told her he would buy her a horse. And he tried to bribe her to perform some sort of sexual favor.”

The attendant proceeded to file a sexual misconduct claim against Elon Musk, for which he allegedly paid her $250,000 as a settlement for her agreement not to sue for the allegation she laid out against him. Therefore, the case was closed in 2018 after the incident occurred in 2016.

Flight Attendant took Action After Refusing Elon Musk

The flight attendant opened up to her friend that she feels she is being pushed out of SpaceX after the incident where she refused Elon Musk. She started getting fewer jobs than before.

“She figured things could just go back to normal and she would pretend as nothing happened,” said the friend. “However, she started to feel as if she was receiving some sort of retaliation where her shifts were cut back, and she was starting to feel really stressed.”

Elon Musk Denied the Allegations

The friend contacted Mr. Musk, via email. She asked him for an explanation of his actions with the flight attendant, this was his response: “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,”

When the allegation came to light, Elon made a post on social media on the 20th of May, saying: “The attacks against me should be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will deter me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech.”

In a response to @taraBull808, Elon wrote: “And, for the record, those wild accusations are utterly untrue.”

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  1. Elon Musk denies he sexually harassed attendant on private jet in 2016.”  The Guardian. Dan Milmo. May 21, 2022.
  2. A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence.Business Insider. Rich McHugh. May20, 2022