Elon Musk was accused of exposing himself to a flight attendant aboard one of his private planes in 2016 — and SpaceX later paid the woman $250,000 to settle her sexual misconduct claim, a new report said.
Musk was also accused of rubbing the flight’s attendants leg without permission and offering to buy her a horse if she gave him an erotic massage onboard the plane, Insider reported Thursday, citing documents and interviews.
The alleged incident took place in a cabin aboard one of Musk’s planes during a flight to London.
The attendant told a friend that Musk, who also owns Tesla and is seeking to purchase Twitter, asked her to come into his room during the flight for a massage, according to a declaration written by the friend that was obtained by Insider.
The declaration says during the massage, Musk “exposed his genitals” and then “touched her leg and offered to buy her a horse if she would ‘do more,’ referring to performance of sex acts,” Insider reported.
The flight attendant, who rides horses, declined and finished the massage without engaging in anything sexual, the declaration obtained by Insider states.