In a handful of early-morning tweets Friday, Elon Musk strongly denied an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a former flight attendant on a non-public jet, calling the “wild accusations” “completely unfaithful.”

An Insider report maintains SpaceX, which Musk based, settled a sexual misconduct declare made by the previous flight attendant for $250,000, after she accused him of exposing his erect penis throughout a therapeutic massage on the flight and propositioning her for sexual favors in alternate for a horse.

“Lastly, we get to make use of Elongate as scandal title,” Musk tweeted quickly after the story revealed. “It’s kinda good.”

The unnamed flight attendant reportedly instructed a pal of the alleged encounter shortly afterward. The pal’s account served as a foundation for Insider’s report, together with a signed declaration from the pal in assist of the accuser’s 2018 authorized declare, and different paperwork shared by the pal.

Musk appeared to pay attention to the pal’s id, characterizing her in a dismissive tweet as “a far left activist/actress in LA with a serious political axe to grind.”

Musk, the richest man on the planet, reportedly attended a mediation session with the girl’s legal professional and the corporate agreed to a $250,000 settlement in 2018 so long as the girl didn’t sue and signed nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements.

Musk — who tweeted Wednesday that he believed “political assaults … will escalate dramatically in coming months” — responded to Insider’s report by saying there was “much more to this story,” including it was a “politically motivated hit piece.”

“If I had been inclined to interact in sexual harassment, that is unlikely to be the primary time in my complete 30-year profession that it involves mild,” he instructed the web site.

Insider mentioned it prolonged its deadline for the story and repeatedly requested Musk to remark additional, however he didn’t reply.

The flight attendant’s pal got here ahead with out consulting the girl who made the accusations, regardless of issues from the girl’s legal professional that doing so may put the previous SpaceX contractor in danger, in line with Insider.

“I completely felt a duty to return ahead with it, particularly now,” the pal instructed Insider, noting she was not certain by any nondisclosure agreements. “He’s the richest man on the planet. Somebody with that degree of energy inflicting that type of hurt after which throwing some cash on the state of affairs, that’s not accountability.”

The pal added that the flight attendant mentioned her work as a contractor with the non-public jet fleet fizzled after she rejected Musk’s advances.

“She began to really feel as if she was receiving some kind of retaliation the place her shifts had been in the reduction of, and he or she was beginning to really feel actually careworn,” the supply mentioned.

The declaration provides that the girl felt “she was being pushed out and punished for refusing to prostitute herself.”