Aerospace company SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, is being accused of sexual harassment, as reported by the Business Insider on Thursday. Musk denies the allegation of sexual misconduct against him by a former SpaceX employee.
Last week SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell told employees in an email “Personally, I believe the allegations to be false; not because I work for Elon, but because I have worked closely with him for 20 years and never seen nor heard anything resembling these allegations.”
Shotwell, who joined the company in 2002, is supporting Musk. Her email also said ” I will never comment on any legal matters involving employment issues” and that the company has a “ZERO tolerance” policy for harassment and will investigate every complaint, “regardless of who is involved.”
Former SpaceX employee claims 2016 Sexual Harassment
The sexual harassment allegations against tech mogul Elon Musk are focused on a 2016 incident on his private jet. The allegations come from an unnamed friend of an unnamed former SpaceX employee who worked as a flight attendant. She claims Musk was inappropriate on a flight to London in 2016. And he exposed himself to her and rubbed her leg, without her consent.