Elon Musk accused of sexual harassment by former SpaceX employees

Elon Musk accused of sexual harassment by former SpaceX employees
Elon Musk accused of sexual harassment by former SpaceX employees

The complaint, filed against Elon Musk, reveals that the SpaceX boss treats “women like sexual objects” and makes lewd comments in the workplace.

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A complaint was filed against Elon Musk in Los Angeles court on Wednesday, June 12. The plaintiffs are eight former Space engineers

“Lewd sexual jokes” in the workplace

Second The Parisianthe complaint alleges that Elon Musk “running his business in the dark ages – treating women as sex objects to be judged by bra size, bombarding the workplace with lewd sexual jokes”.

This complaint follows a long investigation published the day before The Wall Street Journal and which gives voice to former SpaceX employees, all of whom denounce unacceptable behavior on the part of the billionaire. Elon Musk allegedly asked an employee to take his children with him on several occasions. His negative response would not only hinder her working relationship with his superior, but would also hinder his career. Second The Wall Street JournalElon Musk would have done it “denied this woman a raise and allegedly complained about her job performance”. He ended up leaving the company in 2013, with $1 million in cash and stock.

Another SpaceX employee who had an affair with Elon Musk in the 2010s while she was an intern says the billionaire contacted her again in 2017 to offer her a job and took the opportunity to again ask her for advances, which she he refused. “Initially he showed some embarrassment, but this was not abnormal, as he received a refusal from me. » However, she denies being a victim of the behavior “predatory or unfair” by the businessman.

SpaceX denies the allegations

When questioned on the matter by the American television program NBC News, SpaceX initially did not want to comment on these accusations. Then SpaceX President and CEO Gwynne Shotwell finally reacted by declaring that the Wall Street Journal article “false” is one “completely misleading story”.

“Elon is one of the best human beings I know”said Gwynne Shotwell, who for her part is accused of participating in the culture of harassment at SpaceX.

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