Elon Musk: what does the Wall Street Journal’s investigation into the climate of sexual harassment at SpaceX contain?

Elon Musk: what does the Wall Street Journal’s investigation into the climate of sexual harassment at SpaceX contain?
Elon Musk: what does the Wall Street Journal’s investigation into the climate of sexual harassment at SpaceX contain?

In 2022, Business Insider revealed that Elon Musk had become, in the greatest secrecy, the father of twins with Shivon Zilis, a high-ranking executive in one of his companies. “I am doing my best to help with the underpopulation crisis. The collapse of the birth rate is by far the greatest danger facing our civilization,” he tweeted at the time. Not to mention the obsession with birth rates, the news hit the headlines, not only because it brought the number of Musk’s descendants to nearly ten, but also because Zilis was one of the billionaire’s subordinates. , which is generally quite frowned upon in the modern world. However, today it turns out that Shivon Zilis was neither the only nor the first of his employees who Elon Musk asked to bear his offspring.

Retaliation at SpaceX

Indeed, on Tuesday, in a long article, the Wall Street Journal, revealed Elon Musk’s ambiguous relationships with women at Space make Musk become the mother of his children.” Unlike Shivon Zilis, who welcomed the billionaire’s request, this other woman had declined the offer. Continuing to work at SpaceX for some time, she quickly saw her relationship with the boss deteriorate following this refusal. According to sources familiar with this matter at SpaceX, Elon Musk “denied this woman a raise and complained about her professional performance.” This employee ultimately left the company with a tidy sum of cash and shares, the total value of which was around a million dollars according to the article.

But this would not be the only discrepancy that Elon Musk would have been guilty of according to the American daily.

In 2017, Elon Musk personally contacted a former SpaceX engineer trainee to offer her a position of responsibility within his company. Enthusiastic, the woman opened up to friends. His role would lead him to solve high-level problems, a dream for those coming out of university. She and Musk had already met years earlier during his internship, while she was still in college. She had suggested areas for improvement for SpaceX. Her approach had led to a date, then to a kiss and, finally, to sexual relations, as she had told her friends. The year after her internship, the billionaire took the young graduate to a seaside resort in Sicily, before they ended their relationship, according to documents reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.

Elon Musk, more than 20 years her senior, tries to rekindle their relationship, but the young woman rejects his advances. They remain close, while she gets her bearings in her new position. The businessman texts her very often and invites her several times to spend the night at his Los Angeles mansion. She sometimes accepts his invitations, but her friends testify that these relationships make her work more difficult. She ended up leaving her position in 2019, according to friends with whom she remained in touch.

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