SpaceX Workers Raise Concerns About Elon Musk’s Tweets

Staff at SpaceX have written an open letter denouncing the habits of Elon Musk, the corporate’s chief govt, following just lately publicized allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to him.

“Elon’s habits within the public sphere is a frequent supply of distraction and embarrassment for us, notably in latest weeks,” learn the letter, which was obtained by The New York Instances. “As our CEO and most distinguished spokesperson, Elon is seen because the face of SpaceX — each tweet that Elon sends is a de facto public assertion by the corporate.”

The letter comes amid the billionaire’s contentious $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. On Thursday, Mr. Musk addressed Twitter workers for the primary time through a video name to elucidate his imaginative and prescient for the corporate after he completes the deal, which he has expressed some reservations about doing.

A SpaceX spokesman didn’t reply to a request for remark in regards to the letter. The Verge first reported on the doc.

In Could, Insider reported {that a} flight attendant mentioned Mr. Musk propositioned her for a sexual therapeutic massage throughout a flight to London in 2016. The flight attendant mentioned he additionally uncovered himself to her and supplied her a horse, in line with the article, the small print of which weren’t independently verified by The New York Instances.

Following that report, Mr. Musk referred to as the story “utterly untrue” and made jokes about horses and his genitalia on Twitter. Final month, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president and chief working officer, wrote an electronic mail to workers saying she “personally” believed that the sexual harassment allegations in opposition to Mr. Musk have been false.

“Anybody who is aware of Elon like I do, is aware of he would by no means conduct or condone this alleged inappropriate habits,” she wrote within the electronic mail.

It’s unclear how many individuals have signed the open letter at SpaceX. The letter outlines a number of calls for, together with the general public condemnation of “Elon’s dangerous Twitter habits” and establishing clear definitions of all types of unacceptable habits on the rocket maker.

“It’s crucial to clarify to our groups and to our potential expertise pool that his messaging doesn’t replicate our work, our mission, or our values,” the letter learn.

“SpaceX should swiftly and explicitly separate itself from Elon’s private model,” it continued.