The Wall Street Journal is standing by his allegations that Elon Musk had an affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s ex-wife, Nicole Shanahan. This was despite Musk’s efforts to debunk the story, as well as Shanahan’s lawyer, who called the report false and defamatory.
Last weekend, The Wall Street Journal she came out with the revelation that Musk had an affair with Shanahan, which in turn led to her divorce from Sergey Brin. The WSJ he further claimed that Musk and Shanahan’s affair damaged the Tesla CEO and Google co-founder’s relationship to the point that Musk reportedly got down on one knee to ask for Brin’s forgiveness.
Musk has since publicly denied the story, calling it “bs” and sharing a recent photo of himself with the Google co-founder to show that he and Brin were still friends. On Twitter, Musk posted the photo in response to WSJ Investigations editor Michael Siconolfi, who described the alleged revelation as an “amazing” piece of exclusive reporting.
In the statement to The Daily MailShanahan’s lawyer, Freedman, turned around Magazine. The lawyer noted that the WSJ report wasn’t just false — it was defamatory. “Make no mistake, any suggestion that Nicole had an affair with Elon Musk is not only an outright lie, it’s slander,” Freedman said.
The Wall Street Journal, for its part, has refused to withdraw its allegations, despite Musk’s efforts to debunk the revelations and statements from Shanahan’s attorney. “We are confident in our sourcing and stand by our reporting,” a company spokesperson said Magazine he said.
The Google co-founder has yet to issue a statement about Magazine‘s report. However, Musk said in a statement for New York Post that he spoke to both Brin and Shanahan and both were adamant that they were not the source WSJ claims. Musk also noted that legal action against Magazine is “vain”.
“Legal action by a public figure against a news organization in America is futile. Better to rebut on Twitter or ignore, which is what I do most of the time… I spoke to both Sergey and Nicole about the article and they were both adamant that they did not speak to the WSJ or authorize anyone to speak on their behalf.
“In addition, I was with Sergey from Saturday night until yesterday afternoon with many mutual friends and it was a super positive atmosphere,” Musk wrote in an email Post.
Despite WSJMusk insisted on an otherwise debunked story and appeared to be in good spirits, joking that he had never knelt in front of Brin. “I’d get down on one knee just to propose.” And I didn’t propose to Sergey,” Musk said.
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