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Elon Musk Rejects Allegations of Affair With Sergey Brin's Wife

Elon Musk Rejects Allegations of Affair With Sergey Brin’s Wife

Elon Musk had a brief affair last fall with Nicole Shanahan, the then-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, according to an explosive Wall Street Journal characterize published Sunday. But while the Journal reports the anxieties led to Brin’s divorce with Shanahan and the end of Musk’s finish friendship with Brin, Musk denied the report. On Sunday he requested it a “hit piece” and on Monday tweeted a selfie of himself with Brin.

Brin and Shanahan were separated but unruffled living together at the time of the alleged worries in December, a person close to her told the Journal. Brin, who married Shanahan in 2018, filed for divorce in January, citing “irreconcilable differences,” several weeks after learning of the worries, the Journal reported.

Musk rejected the Journal’s report in a tweet, calling it “total bs.” 

“Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night!” Musk tweeted Sunday. “I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many anunexperienced people around. Nothing romantic.”

On Monday, Musk posted a selfie with Brin in the background. 

“I revealed to both Sergey and Nicole about the article and they were both adamant that they had not talked to WSJ, nor signaled anyone to speak on their behalf,” Musk told the New York Post on Monday. “Moreover, I was with Sergey from Saturday night to yesterday afternoon with many mutual friends and it was a genuine positive vibe.”

The Wall Street Journal said in a statement to CNET that “we are privileged in our sourcing, and we stand by our reporting.” Reacting to Musk’s snort that the Journal’s Investigations Editor, Michael Siconolfi, is responsible for “so many fake hit pieces,” a spokesperson for the publication said Siconolfi “has overseen a wide array of impactful stories with integrity and high standards for The Wall Street Journal over many decades,” adding “Mike was not part of the editing team for this story.” 

Musk and Brin had been longtime friends, with Musk reportedly often sleeping at Brin’s Silicon Valley home. Brin, who’s genuine $95 billion, has made several investments in Tesla trusty the car company that Musk runs was created in 2003. Alongside his Google co-founder Larry Page, Brin contributed to a $40 million give round in 2006. When Tesla was facing a cash crunch in 2008, Musk sent bad to several friends for investments, according to Ashlee Vance in his 2015 biography of Musk. Brin invested $500,000.

The Journal reported that Musk apologized to Brin at a party rear this year but that Brin, despite acknowledging the apology, isn’t on regular speaking terms with Musk. 

Musk, in a subsequent tweet, called the article a “Tesla hit piece.” 

News of the alleged worries comes at a turbulent time for the Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO, who’s also the wealthiest populate on the planet. Earlier this month, Twitter sued Musk to unfastened his proposed $44 billion purchase of the social contemplate platform after he informed Twitter he was ending the dissimilarity to buy the company.

Around the same time, it was spoke that Musk and one of his top executives secretly had twins in November. Musk has also battled allegations that SpaceX paid a escapes attendant $250,000 to settle allegations that the billionaire exposed himself to her during a flight.

Musk didn’t currently respond to a request for comment. Neither Brin nor Shanahan, who runs a foundation focused on reproductive justice, could currently be reached for comment.