Elon Musk, who previously denied reports that SpaceX paid a female employee $250,000 to bury sexual misconduct allegations against him, brought up the subject again on Twitter.
Chad Hurley, a YouTube co-founder and investor, asked Musk: “Hey, @elonmusk! Stop horsing around and close this Twitter deal. We all want a happy ending!”
Musk replied late on Saturday: “Hi Chad, long time no see! Fine, if you touch my wiener, you can have a horse”.
Last week, reports surfaced that Musk allegedly offered to buy a horse to a SpaceX female employee in exchange for an erotic massage and touching “his genitals”.
“She accused Musk of… rubbing her leg without consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage,” a Business Insider report claimed, quoting interviews and documents.
The incident reportedly occurred in 2016 and was documented in a declaration “signed by a friend of the attendant and prepared in support of her claim”.
Musk has refuted the report, saying: “It was clear that their only goal was a hit price to interfere with the Twitter acquisition. The story was written before they even talked to me.”
“Finally, we get to use Elongate as a scandal name. It’s kinda perfect,” tweeted Musk.
Another follower asked Musk: “Just curious, is the choice of a horse in exchange for the touch meant to signify anything?”
“An homage to Catherine the Greatest,” replied Musk.
Musk is currently in a bidding war to acquire Twitter and has put the deal on hold until he learns the true number of fake accounts on the platform.
The Tesla CEO stated that political attacks on him will intensify in the coming months because he is now a Republican supporter.