Tesla boss Elon Musk’s wealth fell from $212 billion on May 15th to $201 billion on May 22nd amid the sexual harassment accusations hurled against him.
In a report by Bloomberg, it said that Tesla is experiencing supply chain challenges and is unable to respond to the ongoing Chinese lockdowns, which are causing significant component delays.
Tesla’s stock dropped even more on Friday, closing down 6.42 percent.
Musk, who is currently in the midst of buying Twitter for $44 billion, said that the sexual harassment allegations are also meant to derail his bid for the social media business.
In a separate report by Business Insider, it said that Musk allegedly paid off an unnamed private jet flight attendant who accused him of exposing himself to her.
The flight attendant worked on a contract basis as a member of the cabin crew for SpaceX’s corporate jet fleet.
Musk allegedly stroked her leg without her permission and offered to purchase her a horse in exchange for an “erotic massage.”
An unidentified source, who claimed to be a friend of the flight attendant, was quoted in the Business Insider report.
In a tweet, Musk challenged the unidentified source and insisted that the accusation never happened.
Musk had asked people to look at the charges through a “political lens” in his initial response, stating that nothing will stop him from fighting for a better future and the right to free expression.
In another tweet, he laughed about the claim, encouraging fans to name the scandal: ‘Elongate.’
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