Elon Musk has hit back against claims he had an affair with the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
The Wall Street Journal has spoken to several sources who have claimed the Tesla boss got a little too close with Nicole Shanahan and was partly to blame for Brin and Shanahan's divorce.
The news outlet also claimed the affair caused a rift between Musk and Brin that was so bad that Elon reportedly dropped to one knee and begged for forgiveness.
While Brin allegedly granted the forgiveness, they haven't been on speaking terms.
However, Elon has hit back at all these claims and more in a post on Twitter.
This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.
He wrote: "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."
The Wall Street Journal's sources claimed Musk and Shanahan first got together in 'early December 2021, at the Art Basel event in Miami'.
This 'brief' interaction occurred after Musk had split with the mother of two of his children, Grimes.
Brin and Shanahan filed for divorce at the start of the year and cited 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for the uncoupling.
The WSJ sources said the petition for divorce was organised a few weeks after the Google co-founder was told of the affair.
Shanahan told news outlet Puck that she hopes they can be civil during and after the split.
“I hope for Sergey and I to move forward with dignity, honesty and harmony for the sake of our child," she said in a statement. "And we are both working towards that.”
The Wall Street Journal claims Brin gave Musk a $500,000 loan in 2008 during the global financial crisis to help him with Tesla.
The outlet added that the relationship between the two billionaires has been frosty of late.
However, if we're meant to go off Elon's statements on social media, it seems like everything is rosy.
He added in a separate tweet: "The character assassination attacks have reached a new level this year, but the articles are all nothing-burgers.
"I work crazy hours, so there just isn’t much time for shenanigans.
"None of the key people involved in these alleged wrongdoings were even interviewed!"
He posted a tweet earlier this year suggesting people were going to start attacking his character.
Musk warned: "Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months."
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