Elon Musk declares himself a Republican ahead of misconduct allegations

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Earlier this week, Elon Musk announced to the world that he chooses to identify as a Republican and will vote for Republicans in the future. This came as no surprise to anyone, nor did Musk’s claims that the Democrats were going to launch a ‘campaign of dirty tricks’ against him and that ‘the political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in the months ahead’. .

There were plenty of theories as to why Musk might have made these statements, completely unprovoked, and they were all obvious enough to require no further speculation. Tesla had just been removed from the S&P’s list of “socially conscious” (ESG) companies due to its “lack of a low-carbon strategy” as well as all lawsuits and complaints about racist working conditions and otherwise. unacceptable. With Musk’s takeover of Twitter (eventually), he may also seek to fend off legitimate attempts at government surveillance by portraying them as “political attacks.” Musk, a known union buster, also accused the Democratic Party of being “too controlled by the unions”.

It turns out that the real reason for Musk’s spontaneous declarations of Republican allegiance and “dirty tricks” seems to be even more obvious than all that: he’s a giant monster. (Allegedly.)

According to a report by Business Intern published on Thursday, SpaceX reportedly paid a flight attendant $250,000 to keep quiet after she said Musk exposed and sexually harassed her in 2016.

“The attendant was working as a cabin crew member on a contract basis for SpaceX’s fleet of business jets,” the report said. “She accused Musk of exposing his erect penis to her, rubbing her leg without her consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage, according to interviews and documents obtained by Insider. .”

The report goes on to say:

According to the statement, the hostess told the friend that after taking the job as a flight attendant, she was encouraged to get a masseuse license so she could give Musk massages. It was during one such massage in a private cabin on Musk’s Gulfstream G650ER, she told the friend, that Musk proposed to her.

I can’t overlook the overly rude (and therefore fair to Musk) fact that this man expects his flight attendants to also act as his personal masseuse.

The report continues:

The attendant’s complaint was resolved quickly after a session with a mediator which Musk personally attended. The case never reached a court or an arbitration proceeding. In November 2018, Musk, SpaceX and the flight attendant reached a separation agreement granting the agent a payment of $250,000 in exchange for a promise not to pursue the claims.

The timing of Musk’s republican statements aligns perfectly with the timing of Business Intern says they have requested feedback for the upcoming article. What a fascinating coincidence.

The only thing less surprising than Elon Musk saying he’s a Republican is knowing that he made that statement as a way to fight credible allegations of sexual predation.

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