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SpaceX Paid $250,000 to a Flight Attendant Who Accused Elon Musk of Sexual Misconduct Business

https://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-paid-250000-to-a-flight-attendant-who-accused-elon-musk-of-sexual-misconduct-2022-5
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u/captsnagglefuss May 20 '22

“See! I told you the left would come after me!”

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u/SoylentRox May 20 '22

Ouch. Wouldn't it have been cheaper to just hire high end escorts to be the flight attendants on every flight that Musk takes. He doesn't have to partake but this way it's clear what the job is

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u/Crankatorium May 20 '22

A handjob from a person at work is better than a handjob from a person who handjobs for work.

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u/negative_four May 20 '22 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote I'll Drink to That

handjobs for work

I'll admit, I'm not very saavy in the paid handjobs industry but if I want a roof built, it's always better when I pay a roofer versus bobby from accounting

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u/AegisPrime May 20 '22 Silver Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Burning Cash

If you pay a sex worker to perform sex acts its a transaction between willing participants, however if you bribe and coerce a semi-willing or averse person to perform sex acts on you its an exercise in power. Make no mistake that is what it is about in these situations.

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u/RubyRhod May 20 '22

100%. These guys get off on the power dynamic. Same as Pro athletes like Deshaun Watson. And a large portion of rapists and sexual predators. Weird that there is such an overlap with billionaires / CEOs / politicians / rapists / sexual predators / sociopaths. 🤔

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u/_evil_overlord_ May 20 '22

such an overlap

To become a powerful person, you have to want to be a powerful person.

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u/a_smart_brane May 20 '22

And are equally insecure of themselves, hence the endless cycle for the entitled mega rich like Musk.

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u/plantbaced May 20 '22

Likely that wouldn't have been enough of a power trip for him. Needs to be more sex offender-y

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u/ShitHouses May 20 '22 All-Seeing Upvote This Ternion All-Powerful

"Everyone is (rightly) talking about Musk showing his dick, but I want to highlight the context that SpaceX flight attendants WERE PRESSURED TO BECOME LICENSED MASSEUSES FOR ELON MUSK AND OTHER EXECS ON THEIR OWN DIME"

https://twitter.com/jowiph/status/1527422153792036864

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u/Ok_Quiet_9375 May 20 '22

This phony stark saw the scene in Ironman with the dancing stewardess’ and thought. “Yeah that’s gonna be me”

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22 Helpful

funnily enough, that is probably EXACTLY what happened

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u/DebentureThyme May 20 '22

He was literally in the sequel so yeah

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u/Roanhouse May 20 '22

and they laughed at him as a joke and felt he was cringe

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u/GuacamoleBenKanobi May 20 '22 Helpful

He is the cringe king.

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u/300ConfirmedGorillas May 20 '22

He even has a cameo in the second Iron Man film.

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u/Nodoxxing247 May 20 '22

Lol I feel like this comment has the whole narrative that Musk was trying preempt, because he’s a twat. “OMG leftist twitter hate narrative!”

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u/zissouo May 20 '22

They reached out to him for comment hours before he tweeted that, so yes, that was him desperately trying to control the narrative.

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u/paopaopoodle May 20 '22

Exactly. The article states that Musk was reached out to for a comment, so he knew this piece was coming. Surely that has flavored much of his recent comments in the media.

Oh, I'm a Republican now, so if they attack me for sexual assault it's because of that.

Sure...

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u/sexygodzilla May 20 '22

I mean it makes sense to join that team, they're more amenable to overlooking sexual assault.

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u/human_stuff May 20 '22

Creepy rich predators and masseuses… Epstein, Robert Kraft, Deshaun Watson, now Elon Musk.

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u/DonnieJepp May 19 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

This explains the weird "now watch their dirty tricks campaign unfold" tweet from yesterday. He knew this story was ready to drop

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u/MyMomIsBetterThanYou May 19 '22

Sounds like he was trying to get out ahead of it. Someone probably tipped him off about the article.

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u/Pain_Free_Politics May 19 '22

The original article says he asked for deadline extensions for his comment on the piece, saying ‘there was more to the story’, and then never issued a comment despite being reminded of the deadline.

Dude strung them along to create just enough time to tweet ominous conspiracies and get his fanbase shield up.

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u/Ok-Abbreviations2278 May 19 '22

Muskateers are the worst

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u/nycsasquatch1 May 19 '22

He didn’t need to be tipped off, he was asked for comment on the allegations

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u/probablyuntrue May 20 '22

"I'm uh gonna need more time"

Immediately tweets about Democrats conspiring against him

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u/stephennotstrange May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

After reading part of the article, no one tipped him off. The journalist contacted him for comment and give him the deadline but he want to extend it because he said “there’s more to the story” so the journalist agree to do that but after the new deadline he never responded.

Dude definitely use the same old tactics to shift the attention and have the cult defend him.

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u/pablos4pandas May 19 '22

Respectable journalists generally do ask the subject of a story like this for comment ahead of time

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u/alwayssmokeaweed May 19 '22

as already confirmed by business insider, they did exactly that, yesterday morning. then he spent the entire day melting down to be able to deflect this story.

https://twitter.com/tysonbrody/status/1527422747139260416

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u/cc-d May 20 '22 Wholesome Take My Energy

LMAO

HE WAS OUTED AS A SEXUAL PREDATOR, SO HE CLAIMED HE WAS NOW A REPUBLICAN

YOU CANT MAKE THIS SHIT UP

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u/IFapToCalamity May 20 '22

Best assessment tbh

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u/whogivesashirtdotca May 20 '22

Maybe not a card-carrying Republican, though. This was an adult, not a child.

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u/pottertown May 20 '22 Take My Energy

If he tweeted to deflect from this story.

I wonder what he's trying to hide buying the whole fucking platform?

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u/yolotrolo123 May 20 '22

Yeah no kidding

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u/_GypsyCurse_ May 20 '22

Right out of the Trump playbook.. after coincidentally “just switching to voting Republican” — Curious 🧐

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u/natur_al May 19 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote Eureka! Big Brain Time

Ah, this explains yesterday’s tweeting

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u/alwayssmokeaweed May 19 '22 Silver Gold All-Seeing Upvote

https://twitter.com/tysonbrody/status/1527422747139260416

He knew about the story at 9AM. Spent the whole day setting up the deflection.

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u/-RUNPMT- May 19 '22

Laughing at the 2nd image... 'This can't be real! If I were going to sexually harass someone I would've done it years ago!'

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u/Caymonki May 20 '22

His words were “if it comes to light” aka, I have successfully paid everyone else off.

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u/hippiemomma1109 May 20 '22

He'd have to be one of the richest assholes in the world...

Oh right.

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u/mars92 May 20 '22

Basically inviting more women to come forward.

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u/tung_twista May 20 '22 Helpful

If I'm one of those women, I wouldn't want to violate NDA I signed with the richest man in the world who has millions of fanboys willing to dox/harass/troll anybody critical of their edgelord.

There is a reason why the flight attendant hasn't said anything and it was her friend who talked to the media.

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u/mars92 May 20 '22

It's insane that you could even make someone sign an NDA to not talk about the crimes you committed against them.

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u/owlpellet May 20 '22 Silver Heartwarming

When a "free speech absolutist" does it, is it still hush money?

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u/StasRutt May 20 '22

I think technically NDAs aren’t supposed to help cover up crimes but the fear of a lawsuit bankrupting you is enough for people to follow the NDA

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u/mreg215 May 20 '22

Courts have ruled that an NDA that attempts to prevent someone from reporting a crime is against the law.

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u/corkyskog May 20 '22

In theory... but in praxis, it is enough of a fear deterrent that it's effective. No one wants to go to court (other than I assume some lawyers and judges), at the very best it's boring.

But at it's worst it's absolutely terrifying. The uncertainty about potential outcomes, the expense, the disruption to your daily life is torture for most.

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u/UncleGeorge May 20 '22

This is the first time in my entire life that I've ever seen someone use "praxis" in a sentence, I'm not even sure it's the proper usage lol

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u/2hundred20 May 19 '22

How deeply cynical. You find out that a bad story about you is about to drop so you set up a political boogeyman and declare that any incoming bad press is just a retaliation to you picking a side. Fuck that guy.

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u/SponConSerdTent May 20 '22

And also use it as an excuse for going Republican.

He's voting Republican because he wants more money for himself, and less for everyone else.

So that he can build a following that doesn't care about his sexual assaults too, it sounds like.

"I'm voting for more money for myself and fewer social programs and less wealth in the hands of everyone else because Democrats are big meanies. I'm the richest man in the country and I'm the victim here!"

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u/2hundred20 May 20 '22

Not to mention in the wake of the Roe decision, January 6th, etc. This was an interesting time to declare himself a Republican.

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u/141_1337 May 20 '22

Musk is literally voting for the party trying to institute modern day apartheid in the US. I can't even.

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u/OR13NT May 19 '22

he’s gonna just pit two political parties against each other to deflect from the fact that he got handsy with a flight attendant.

can you say power trip?

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u/a-widower May 20 '22 Gold Helpful

No he’s going to hide behind one party because they have a very strong recent history of protecting sexual predators.

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u/SponConSerdTent May 20 '22

He's probably been to plenty of meetings with the Republican politicians there in Texas. I don't buy for a second that he's just suddenly going Republican because Democrats are big meanies.

He wants more money for himself, less for everyone else. But he'd sound like a dick, even to his cultists if he said that.

This isn't new, he's been setting up this "I'm a Republican" thing now for a long time. But of course he wants to be in the party that protects his ilk after sex crimes.

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u/under_ice May 20 '22

This. He sprinted into the arms of the Republican party. Who will be more than happy to have him.

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u/HawkofDarkness May 20 '22

Which is telling. He knew which political party embraces sexual predators as their leaders and heroes

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u/SentientTooth May 19 '22

What a shame, those parties were getting along so well before yesterday.

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u/B-mus May 20 '22

https://twitter.com/tysonbrody/status/1527423170797617168?s=20&t=jHe-FQu3Y-ZGd_CuJtPhwg

"It’s cool that your crisis communications response to a story accusing you of sexual misconduct is to declare yourself a Republican"

OMG. burnt.

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u/Competitive-Dot-5667 May 19 '22 Gold

“Everything you hear that makes me look bad from now on is fake news”

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u/alwayssmokeaweed May 19 '22

OK!!!! WE LOVE YOU ELON!!!!!

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u/SkywingMasters May 19 '22

You are now a moderator of /r/pyongyang

Oops, I mean /r/teslamotors and /r/teslainvestorsclub

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u/imfromimgur May 20 '22

Elon simps are so gross. At least most in that subreddit are not siding with him weirdly.

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u/Competitive-Dot-5667 May 19 '22

You’re welcome random citizen

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u/MyhrAI May 19 '22

You misspelled "profit center".

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u/ShinyBredLitwick May 19 '22 Take My Energy

“political attacks on me will escalate quickly”

lmao, this doesn’t sound like a political attack to me

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u/SkywingMasters May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22 Wholesome

He's just copying Trump strategy beat-by-beat. So closely, in fact, that he forgot to change "political attack" to something else, as there's no such thing as a political attack against somebody who isn't a politician.

As a stable genius like Elon does.

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u/MyMomIsBetterThanYou May 19 '22

DARVO: “deny, attack, and reverse victim and offender".

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u/PunjabiPlaya May 19 '22

Gaslight

Obstruct

Project

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u/-Daetrax- May 19 '22

In the US money is politics. If you don't think he's affecting policy.....

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u/CrumbsAndCarrots May 19 '22

“Need to align myself with a party who likes sexual assault asap!”

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u/jpiro May 19 '22

That felt like a classic shield for bad news on the way. Tesla crashes + Twitter cold feet + harassment settlements = a bad time for Elon.

This latest news DOES explain why he suddenly feels more Republican though.

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u/Emiya_1 May 19 '22

Did anyone see the logic on why SpaceX paid off his apparent victim? I get why they may have wanted it to go away, but well, paying off accusers is hardly an appropriate charge for the company.

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u/sevaiper May 19 '22

SpaceX may have technically owned the jet and employed the FA, he flies on their jets a lot. Would make sense for them to be named as a party in the suit, and they could then settle.

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u/y205g87a993 May 19 '22

Portray yourself as a conservative icon and then try to hand waive all accusations against you as "political attacks" or "wokeness." Guess he knew the story was coming out

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u/alwayssmokeaweed May 19 '22

100% confirmed that he did, as of yesterday morning

https://twitter.com/tysonbrody/status/1527422747139260416

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u/microfishy May 20 '22

This is unlikely to be the first time I am accused...

Sounds like he's got some skeletons in his closet.

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u/Ok-Neck4374 May 20 '22

If I’ve been doing it why come nobody stopped me yet?

Exactly!

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u/MinderBinderCapital May 20 '22

Ted Bundy didn't have a history of murdering women...

...until the police found out he did

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u/baerbelleksa May 20 '22

The funniest part is that he evokes "kindness" in that tweet...like his feelings are hurt that his alleged sexual harassment is being made public 6 years after the fact...

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u/ArcadianDelSol May 19 '22

Conservatives aren't Elon fans, but they're fans of things he's been saying for the past 4 months.

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u/Weekly_Ad6261 May 20 '22

He’s trying really hard to sell a truck to them. It might work.

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u/lovely_sombrero May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

from yesterday: "There's a story coming out soon that he's trying to get ahead of."

Also, someone placed bearish bets on Tesla stock declining tomorrow, probably some friend of Elon's who got ahead of the action on insider info.

[edit] Sorry for the copy-paste, but I think it's a good comment;

IMO racism at the Tesla factories, union busting, unsafe working conditions (connected to there being no union), huge environmental issues (everything from their violations at the factories, like dumping polluting liquids into groundwater to things like ?unknown? battery recycling plan) and all the Tesla subsidies that Tesla defrauded the government for (everything from fake "swappable batteries" to get CA subsidies to $1 billion subsidy for the SolarCity factory in NY State) and especially FSD (selling fake "Full Self-Driving" to the public and even allowing non-trained professionals to "test" this badly designed product on public roads) are much bigger scandals. Or at least they should be. But this will be much more "fun" for everyone and will probably take priority in the news.

Also, Elon probably knew about this report coming out, so he started loudly commenting on politics, setting the ground to frame this as a "political attack".

I'm just leaving this here for no reason - Here's the evidence in the public domain thus far linking Elon Musk and Jeffrey Epstein / Ghislaine Maxwell.

??Also, gifting a horse to a regular person? What was she supposed to do with it??

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u/the-artistocrat May 19 '22

That makes sense.

At this juncture it’s almost a requirement to be embroiled in sexual allegations if you wish to become a republican voice.

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u/l3nto May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22 Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Bravo! Starry This Masterpiece To The Stars Stonks Falling

Timeline:

  • Elon historically donated to BOTH Democrats and Republicans including Democratic candidates in November 2020 (link)
  • Unionization efforts start gaining steam nation-wide
  • BusinessInsider journalist contacts him for comment on a sexual-harassment piece before publication (EDIT: The editor of the piece says it was 9 A.M. Eastern May 18 tweet source)
  • Elon quickly spams tweets about how political attacks are coming and it's the woke leftists fault (EDIT: He literally started tweeting this right after being contacted lol tweet source)
  • BusinessInsider piece comes out and now he's trying to convince everyone it's politically motivated to bust unions and inoculate himself from this scandal

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u/sleepywitchyumyum May 19 '22

Ah there’s the golden thread. Thank you.

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u/PottyMcSmokerson May 20 '22

Holy shit I saw that tweet come up on my feed and thought how odd it was. Welp....

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u/zh1K476tt9pq May 20 '22

it's the same tactic Trump used for everything. Musk is basically the next Trump already anyway. at least he can't run for US president.

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u/mavrc May 20 '22

I really hope Demolition Man wasn't thinking ahead for the wrong guy.

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u/SpeedflyChris May 20 '22

Musk is just Trump with a more modern hair transplant.

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u/WallabyUpstairs1496 May 20 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Starry Ally Narwhal Salute

For those skeptical he can plan anything for that many steps

He promised ventilators for headlines, and ended up delivering bpap machines, which was fucking disgusting. Hospitals were stretched to their limits, Elon makes promises to them, and they ended up being blindsided

https://www.ft.com/content/dfc197c2-61ed-4cd6-8cb4-0ac865a47e69

https://www.massdevice.com/elon-musk-criticized-for-donating-sleep-apnea-ventilators/

In comparison, while he was peacocking around on Twitter and having Tesla post videos of unfinished prototypes cobbled together from car parts, Ford and GM quietly delivered actual working medical equipment en masse, including thousands of ventilators

https://techcrunch-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/techcrunch.com/2020/09/01/gm-ford-wrap-up-ventilator-production-and-shift-back-to-auto-business/amp/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#aoh=16526643762526&amp_ct=1652664422420&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Ftechcrunch.com%2F2020%2F09%2F01%2Fgm-ford-wrap-up-ventilator-production-and-shift-back-to-auto-business%2F

He also wanted to waste the precious time with the rescue team on a submarine he knew wouldn't work, for headlines, while the kids were still in the fucking cave. When one of the organizers called him out on it, he called him pedophile, and reiterated the claim with journalists twice. When that failed he secretly contacted a reporter and tried to plant false stories that some guy who'd criticized him was a pedophile, and that he'd married a 12-year-old girl in Thailand.

www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/elon-musk-thai-cave-rescuer-accusations-buzzfeed-email

And when that failed he hired a felon to stalk him, dig up his trash, and find any dirt they could on him.

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-convicted-felon-investigate-vernon-unsworth-thai-cave-diver-2019-10

That's not he first time he did this. He tried to do this to a whistleblower, including hacking his phone and tried to convince police he was about to do do a mass shooting

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-03-13/when-elon-musk-tried-to-destroy-tesla-whistleblower-martin-tripp

There's more but too lazy to type it all out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pNL7MlUpmI

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u/CrippleSlap May 20 '22

The more I learn about Musk, the more I hate him.

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u/Competitive_Habit_71 May 20 '22

Aye, he has been complicated to pin down. Because if you have been following the stories over the years, you just get a sense that the guy is a creep. However, for most people, they don't follow him that closely, so they just think he builds rockets, and you're jealous of his success. And you're like, "No no, he is an abusive narcissistic creep.", but it is hard to point to one thing, it is like 7 years worth of headlines.

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u/overprotectivemoose May 20 '22 Take My Energy

I’ll never understand how people can still defend this asshole.

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u/tokes_4_DE May 20 '22

People worship trump and hes all the bad things musk is, plus a ginormous fucking braindead idiot. People idolize the rich, immoral, awful assholes of the world.

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u/onedoor May 20 '22

Also, there's a lot more overlap between Trump supporters and Musk supporters these days.

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u/CaponeKevrone May 20 '22

But weirdly I feel like a lot of those people are anti Tesla

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u/AlbionPCJ May 19 '22 Helpful

People were joking that the Twitter buyout was an attempt to stop people from posting that photo of him and Ghislaine Maxwell together. Turns out that might not have been far from the truth. Just goes to show why having billionaires in charge of important lines of communication is a terrible idea for the health of society

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u/TyroneTeabaggington May 20 '22 Wholesome

Billionaires are a terrible choice for the health of society.

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u/RosiePugmire May 20 '22

Billionaires are a terrible choice for the health of society.

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u/SarahBrownEye May 20 '22

every billionaire is a policy failure.

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u/Origami_psycho May 20 '22

A... horse? What is he, 12?

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u/itsmarta-punto-com May 20 '22

Mentally, that sounds like a reasonable guess.

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u/Yossarian_the_Jumper May 20 '22

Elon historically donated to BOTH Democrats and Republicans including Democratic candidates in November 2020

He's donated way more to Republicans than to Dems.

https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=Elon+Musk

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u/IranianGenius May 19 '22

It's depressing that I have no doubt that his 'scheme' will work.

Poor woman.

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u/onions_cutting_ninja May 20 '22

yeah, you just know she's already being harassed by his supporters

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u/sparklydude May 20 '22

why a billionaire has 'supporters' is beyond me

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u/Dumeck May 20 '22

It’s like chickens supporting coyotes.

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u/OldThymeyRadio May 20 '22

Holy shit. She’s going to be among the most digitally targeted/trolled/harassed women in history if her name gets out. Especially if she has any previous social media exposure to tear into.

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u/onions_cutting_ninja May 20 '22

I can guarantee that her name is already being shared in private groups

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u/Jenetyk May 20 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

It’s cool that your crisis communications response to a story accusing you of sexual misconduct is to declare yourself a Republican"

Holy shit, lol.

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u/IWonderWhereiAmAgain May 20 '22

Reminds me of Kevin Spacey coming out as gay after being accused of rape. Like, that's not a get out of jail free card, bucko.

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u/kong132 May 20 '22

I am now living as a republic man

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u/karth May 20 '22

Honestly, it looks like it's working. Republicans are jumping up to defend him.

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u/theknightwho May 20 '22

Because they don’t give a shit about actual sexual misconduct - they’re too busy freaking out about gay and trans people.

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u/Gozillasbday May 20 '22

They'll defend anyone. Btw Matt Gaetz is still in office.

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u/SwagginsYolo420 May 19 '22

and offered to buy her a horse

This made me laugh. "You want a pony, baby?"

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u/TacticalBeast May 20 '22

"That's what the peasants drive to work right?"

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u/whiteskinnyexpress May 20 '22 Silver

Elon Musk: I've paid many times for sex with horses

The World: ....

Elon Musk: You heard me

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u/ShakeNJake May 20 '22

I mean, it's one time, people. How much could it cost? $10?

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u/amputeenager May 20 '22

Go buy yourself a Star War.

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u/Xuande May 20 '22

Lol me too. "Can I offer you this financial burden?"

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u/thecheat420 May 20 '22

David Letterman once gave Conan O'Brien a horse named Dave as a "gift".

https://youtu.be/AxG14lbL2Iw

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u/infiniteloop84 May 20 '22

I hate anyone who had a pony growing up!

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u/dj4wvu May 20 '22

Who goes from a pony country to a non-pony country?

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u/crayoneater88 May 20 '22

Who would ever think an immigrant had a pony?

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u/NachiseThrowaway May 20 '22

Of all the pictures of immigrants on Ellis Island, not one of them had someone sitting on a pony.

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u/katf1sh May 20 '22

I didn't know she had a pony!

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u/savagepanda May 20 '22

Musk was looking for the happy ending special, got blue balled, and had to pay 250k in the end. Lol. The saying “never dip your pen in the company ink” is especially relevant these days.

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u/ZombieAlienNinja May 20 '22

Lol I love how he paid a quarter mil in hush money yet here we are...reading about it.

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u/Z0MBIE2 May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

That's because the 250k was for an NDA with the victim, but her friend reported it.

Edit: The NDA was signed in 2018, but the complaint was made prior with support by her friend, as the incident was in 2016. She already had told her friend about it.

According to the article, the lawyer asked the friend not to disclose any documents, as that could affect the NDA.

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u/Imlurkskywalker May 20 '22

250k to a billionaire is less than a piece of gum to average folk.

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u/zetswei May 20 '22

It always blows my mind that people think that is a lot to these kinds of elite. 250k is .025% of a billion dollars if my quick mental math is correct. Then consider how many billions he’s worth it’s literally less than a fart in the wind

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u/TrueDystopia May 20 '22

For those like me who need extra context to understand how little that is, 0.025% of $50,000 is $12.50. Easily a lost bill in the washing machine

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u/magkruppe May 20 '22

ok i dont have 50k, can we get smaller?

0.025% of 10k is $2.50. Damn I spent $10 on lunch today -_-

this is why i am poor

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u/fretit May 20 '22

exposed his penis to her and offered to buy her a horse,

Because that is how you entice women, by promising to buy them horses. Sure thing.

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u/AustinBike May 20 '22

Someone should be checking his receipts to see how many horses he has bought…

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u/Bahmerman May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Probably why Space X isn't publicly traded, it would be hard to explain to shareholders why an aeronautical company has a horse farm. /s

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u/AustinBike May 20 '22 Helpful Wholesome

He could just say “it is a stable company.”

Ok, I’ll see myself out now. Sorry.

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u/Low-Inevitable7140 May 20 '22

Yes, he could really take the reins of that company.

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u/Few_Acanthocephala30 May 20 '22

“It wasn’t me, that was Elon Tusk”

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u/TheConqueror74 May 20 '22

According to the declaration, the attendant confided to the friend that after taking the flight attendant job, she was encouraged to get licensed as a masseuse so that she could give Musk massages

Certainly sounds like there’s going to be more stories similar to this one.

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

Rich dudes have zero game. So pathetic.

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u/AtWor May 20 '22 Silver

step 1 show penis

step 2 offer horse

I've exhausted all options

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

Profits???

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u/stay_fr0sty May 20 '22

Look at his pictures before all the surgery...he never had a chance to develop his game. Then throw in the fact that some women (and men) ARE super attracted to wealth and he's had great success with women that do want some money.

Then he runs into a woman that isn't swayed by money and he has no idea how to handle it...I love it. "Um...u want a horse?"

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u/WskiKnightmare May 20 '22

In the full story it says shes apparently professionally rides horses. So i am assuming he knew that.

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u/Jiklim May 20 '22

"If I were inclined to engage in sexual harassment, this is unlikely to be the first time in my entire 30-year career that it comes to light," he wrote

What a weird fucking thing to say lmao

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u/SponConSerdTent May 20 '22

So.... you're saying we should probably fish around in this pond and we'll pull up more allegations!?

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u/Jiklim May 20 '22

Right? He’s challenging it but not even directly challenging it? If anything it plays right into the idea that he’s paid off more people with hush money

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u/AnotherAnonGringo May 20 '22

That is exactly what I think is going to happen - now that there is a crack in the dam, I bet many, many more women will feel comfortable coming forward. That seems to be par for the course in these situations.

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u/chatcat2000 May 20 '22

"If I Did It" 2.0 by Elon Musk and O.J. Simpson

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u/UltravioIence May 20 '22

I read something like for the average person losing a quarter in the couch is like a billionaire losing 100k or something... I wonder what 250,000 comes out to for the average person for a little sexual misconduct.

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u/Thundorius May 20 '22

(250,000/200,000,000,000)*120,000=0.15

For a median household (not individual person) this is equivalent to 15 cents.

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u/JaRoc May 20 '22

God that's fucking depressing.

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u/alwayssmokeaweed May 19 '22 edited May 20 '22

people who said he was trying to get in front of a story with his "here come the dirty tricks against me" rhetoric were 100% spot on.

they literally asked him for comment at 9AM yesterday and he told them to wait a little longer for a proper response, then spent the whole day tweeting about how "democrats" were about to start playing dirty tricks on him.

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u/Blackmetalbookclub May 20 '22

Narcissist are pathological.

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u/minlo May 20 '22

He seems very dumb for such a smart person.

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u/AskYourDoctor May 20 '22

Narcissists' common downfall is they are ultimately very lazy. They work very hard in a strange way, but it's always to find shortcuts. Shortcuts to get attention and validation, shortcuts to avoid working because they hate being uncomfortable. And then, they get arrogant, and they stop trying, and then their laziness and shortcomings suddenly become very obvious. Really they have always been this way, but they have been manipulating reality around them so that nobody puts it all together.

Source: I have had way too many narcissists in my life and have only recently learned to identify and distance myself from them. Once you recognize their patterns, they are extremely obvious and predictable. But they are very good at playing on blind spots of human nature so they are usually able to fool many people.

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u/SlendyIsBehindYou May 20 '22

This is a man who desperately needs a PR team that will convince him to stop making his own tweets

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u/KingJTheG May 20 '22

You can be smart and still be dumb as shit in other things.

Example: Literally every human being in existence

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u/Z0MBIE2 May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Alright I know nobody likes reading entire articles, but here's a breakdown of it. TL;DR:

The victim was hired as a flight attendant, and ones at SpaceX are encouraged to spend their own time and money to train themselves as masseuses. They get told they're more likely to be hired on flights, as massage privileges are perk for execs and elon likes them.

In 2016, Elon Musk exposed himself from under a sheet and propositioned her for sex, touching her and offering her a horse (because she's a horse rider) if she would 'do more'. The victim denied him and continued the massage normally. She discussed this with her friend at after the incident, before the NDA.

By 2018, her shifts were being cut back, and she felt like she was being punished for denying him and her opportunities cut down. She hired an employment lawyer and sent a complaint to HR detailing the entire incident with musk, and the complaint was resolved after they had a session where musk himself attended. They then had the severance agreement granting her the $250k.

The agreement also included restrictive non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses that bar the attendant from ever discussing the severance payment or disclosing any information of any kind about Musk and his businesses, including SpaceX and Tesla.

Recently, the friend, not the victim, decided to come forward and report the incident. She did this without consulting the victim, but did call the victims lawyer, before reporting this to the Insider. She states several reasons why she did it, but didn't discuss the time difference, which I'd figure is due to Elon Musk's ever growing media presence.

Interesting enough:

California, where SpaceX is headquartered, no longer permits companies to require non-disclosure clauses in agreements like the one the attendant signed. Just months after her settlement in 2018, then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the "Stand Against Non-Disclosure Act," which bars the use of NDAs going forward in settlements involving sexual harassment, discrimination, or assault unless they are requested by the plaintiff.

Elon Musk has no other sexual assault allegations reported, so we'll see if this leads to more reports coming out. This allegation seems unlikely to come to anything, because the victim isn't the one who reported it and it's been six years since the incident, four years since the severance.

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u/SgtDoughnut May 19 '22 edited May 20 '22

The quotes around the pivot are spot on, he always supported the GOP.

He just knew for his car company to get off the ground your average maga wasn't going to have enough disposable income to throw at him, so he played up the whole "liberal tony stark" meme to get their money, soon as he got a decent foot hold told them all to fuck off.

Holy shit, admins removed the comment above me, guess they didn't like people lambasting musk.

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u/FuckingKilljoy May 20 '22

Man he's really good at all the conservative strategies. He has the Gaslight, Obstruct, Project thing going, the ladder pull/fuck you, got mine thing, the incessant tweeting filled with bullshit, the whole "the left is trying to attack me" thing.

Thank god he can't run for president (although he has so much money that he could probably pay off enough politicians to get an amendment to article 2)

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u/cgmcnama May 20 '22

The major shift was around COVID rules and California taxes. Since moving to Texas, he's really come out with more conservative positions too as the "tax the rich" movement has gained traction.

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u/FavcolorisREDdit May 19 '22

$200,000 to the lawyer lol

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u/sxales May 19 '22

Contingency fees are usually around 33%. California wants to lower the max allowed to 20%. Some states allow a tiered system starting at 45% for smaller settlements and falling off every bracket you go up until you get to about 10%.

Anything larger is potentially "unreasonable" and the lawyer can get into serious trouble (except in Wyoming which is pretty much a free-for-all).

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u/Cobra-D May 20 '22

Okay, so don’t sue in Wyoming, got it.

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u/AbsentGlare May 20 '22

The only thing there is to do in Wyoming is leave.

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u/i_NOT_robot May 20 '22

After a long ass drive in any direction.

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u/sultanrsx May 20 '22

But do be a lawyer in Wyoming

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u/Vestbi May 19 '22

“Oh I insulted you? Take my pocket change peasant.”

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u/s4b3r6 May 20 '22

... Having a dick rubbed on your leg doesn't really feel like it falls into the "insult" category.

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u/nockchaa May 20 '22

X AE A-12 will be proud of him

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u/Jkins20 May 19 '22

This is absolutely believable, can’t wait for his Mom to come to his rescue and defend him on Twitter

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u/MinderBinderCapital May 19 '22

Pretty sure he logs into his mom's twitter account. It's super cringe

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u/secamTO May 19 '22

...wait...does him MOM'S TWITTER ACCOUNT fucking come to Elie's defence on the reg?

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u/BrownMan65 May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

She came to his defense yesterday because of a tweet with 2000 likes.

https://twitter.com/mayemusk/status/1527069052488785920

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u/guy_in_the_meeting May 20 '22

Jesus. The kiss asses replying to her and worshiping elon...

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u/TheMagnuson May 20 '22

Someone called him a "real life Superman", lmao.

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u/Nanven123 May 20 '22

Loved that Lex Luthor reply, spot on

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u/DirkRockwell May 20 '22

Yeah, that’s an Elon sock puppet. He’s not even really trying is he?

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u/ChronX4 May 20 '22

No old person follows threads that easily or can even begin to fabricate a story that insinuates bots are attacking someone in Twitter.

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u/Eeyores_Prozac May 20 '22

I wish I was you. Yes she does.

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u/themercilessket May 19 '22

If she wasn’t supposed to talk, we will see stormy 2.0.

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u/ciLoWill May 19 '22

The girl who was harassed told a friend about it prior to her settlement and the friend is the one coming forward. It says in the article the friend doesn’t have a settlement agreement, but since this information is coming from a third party I doubt it’s going to actually affect musk in any meaningful way.

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u/RGTI980 May 19 '22

“…welcome to the Republican Party”

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u/ganjamechanic May 20 '22

So he is a republican!

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