Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacted angrily to claims that he had an extramarital affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife Nicole Shanahan on Monday. He categorically disputed the reports, calling them “absolute bs,” and lambasted American publication The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for “continuous attacks” on him and his firm Tesla.
“This is utter nonsense. Sergey and I are buddies, and we were at a party together last night! I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with a large crowd. Nothing romantic, “Musk posted on Twitter.
This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night!
I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
He went on to criticise the Wall Street Journal, claiming that he is too busy for such pranks. He claimed that this year’s character assassination attacks had reached a new high. He explained, “I work long hours, so I don’t have much time for pranks. No one from the alleged wrongdoings was ever interviewed!”
Musk even called the Wall Street Journal a “sub tabloid” in a series of tweets today. “Rather than third-party random hearsay, the WSJ should carry stories that genuinely matter to its readers and have substantial factual basis,” he stated.
Brin filed for divorce in January, alleging “irreconcilable issues.” He and Shanahan had been separated since December 15, 2021.
Musk allegedly apologised to Brin earlier this year at a gathering. Brin was apparently one of the first persons to receive a Tesla vehicle when production began, and Brin allegedly contributed Musk USD 500,000 in 2008 to keep Tesla viable during the financial crisis.