SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, who holds one of many highest positions within the male-dominated aerospace trade, defended Elon Musk towards a sexual misconduct allegation that he has denied, in line with media studies on Monday.
The Enterprise Insider web site reported final week that Musk’s Los Angeles-based rocket firm paid $250,000 in 2018 to settle a sexual harassment declare from an unnamed non-public jet flight attendant.
“Personally, I imagine the allegations to be false; not as a result of I work for Elon, however as a result of I’ve labored carefully with him for 20 years and by no means seen nor heard something resembling these allegations,” Shotwell wrote in an electronic mail to workers final week, in line with a report by CNBC.
Musk, CEO of SpaceX, has denied the report of harassment, calling the one that made the declare a liar.
The Enterprise Insider article quoted an nameless one that mentioned she was a good friend of the flight attendant. The good friend had supplied an announcement as a part of the non-public settlement course of, in line with the article.
SpaceX and Shotwell couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.