SpaceX President Gwen Shotwell has defended Elon Musk over allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denies, according to CNBC News https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/23/spacex-president-gwynne-shotwell-defends-elon-musk Monday over-sex-misconduct-allegations.html.
Business Insider reported last week that Musk’s private rocket company SpaceX paid $ 250,000 in 2018 to settle a sexual harassment claim from an unnamed private jet flight attendant who accused Musk of revealing himself to her.
“Personally, I believe the allegations are false; Not because I worked for Elon, but because I have worked closely with him for 20 years and have not seen or heard anything similar to these allegations, “Shotwell wrote in an email to staff last week, according to a CNBC report.
Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, has denied the harassment report, claiming that he was a liar.
The Business Insider article quoted an anonymous person who said he was a friend of the flight attendant. According to the article, the friend provided a statement as part of the personal settlement process.
Could not immediately be reached for comment with SpaceX and Shotwell. (Report by Nathan Gomes in Bangalore, edited by Rosalba O’Brien)