Air hostesses union president slams Musk over sexual misconduct allegations

Air hostesses union president slams Musk over sexual misconduct allegations

On Friday, Association of Flight Attendants Union President Sara Nelson slammed Elon Musk over allegations that he sexually proposed to a SpaceX flight attendant.

According to a report by Insider on Thursday, Musk was accused of exposing himself to one of his SpaceX employees and asking him for sex.

Later Thursday, the Tesla CEO denied the allegations, which he called “wild” and “completely untrue.”

“Attacks on me must be seen through a political lens – that’s their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will deter me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech,” he said. said Musk on Thursday.

However, Nelson said the allegations against the billionaire are a “stark reminder” of why flight attendants organized decades ago.

“Musk’s alleged actions in the cabin are a stark reminder of why flight attendants first organized 76 years ago: to push back against discrimination and sexual harassment/assault by asserting our power to put misogyny and the privileged class of men in check,” Nelson said. The hill.

SpaceX and the unnamed flight attendant have reportedly reached a $250,000 settlement, according to Insider. The settlement included a non-disclosure agreement.

Nelson said Musk believes his wealth “entitles him to do whatever he wants, regardless of rights, humanity, or protests from others.”

“The fact that he required flight attendants to become licensed masseuses on their own demonstrates what we see too often – the super rich think they own everything and have nothing to pay,” Nelson said. .

She continued, “Flight attendants aren’t just another prop on Musk’s little rocket ship. His corporate America no longer holds the power it tried to take from the workers. We know our worth and the power we have together. We are here on earth, there on SpaceX and everywhere. He’s going to have to face it or face the final frontier without any of the people who make it possible.

The news comes as Musk has reached an agreement with Twitter to buy the social media platform. The move has been applauded by lawmakers and conservatives who say the CEO will bring free speech principles back to the platform.

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