Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has refuted claims that he was involved in an affair with Nicole Shanahan, wife of Google co-founder, Sergey Brin.
On Sunday, Wall Street Journal reported that the tech mogul was allegedly involved in a romantic relationship with Shanahan, which led to the split of her marriage with Brin, who is also Musk’s friend.
Quoting “people familiar with the matter”, WSJ noted that the brief love affair which happened in December 2021 caused Brin to file for divorce in January 2022.
According to Santa Clara County Superior Court records, Brin had filed for divorce from Shanahan, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Reacting to the news, the Musk tagged the report “total bs (bullsh*t)”.
Elon further stated that his relationship with Shanahan is “nothing romantic,” and his friendship with Sergey remains strong.
“This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night!” he tweeted on Monday. “I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.”
Responding to comments by his followers, Musk stated that the report was just another “hit piece” without factual basis by the news outlet.
“WSJ has run so many bs hit pieces on me and Tesla I’ve lost count! It’s embarrassing for them, frankly. They once wrote an article saying FBI was about to arrest me, so I called the FBI to ask what’s up and they said WSJ article was total bs.
“WSJ is supposed to have a high standard for journalism and, right now, they are way sub tabloid.
“WSJ should be running stories that actually matter to their readers and have solid factual basis, not third-party random hearsay,” he wrote.