Employees of SpaceX wrote an open letter outlining the behavior of the company’s chief executive, Elonk, who was recently accused of sexual misconduct.
“Elon’s behavior in the public sphere is a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us, especially in recent weeks,” read the letter, obtained by the New York Times. “As our CEO and most prominent spokesperson, Elon is seen as the face of SpaceX – every tweet Elon sends is a real public statement by the company.”
The letter comes amid a controversial 44 billion acquisition by billionaire Twitter. On Thursday, Mr. Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time via video call to explain his vision for the company after the deal was completed, which he made some reservations about doing.
SpaceX Event did not respond to a request for comment on the letter. The Verge first reported on the document.
In May, Insider reported that the flight attendant, Mr. During a flight to London in 2016, Musk proposed to her for a sexual massage. The flight attendant said he also exposed himself to her and offered her a horse, according to the article, the details of which have not been independently verified by The New York Times.
Following that report, Shri. Kasturi told the storyTotally untrueAnd made jokes about the horse and its genitals on Twitter. Last month, Gwynn Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, wrote an email to employees stating that she “personally” believes that sexual harassment, Mr. Musk was wrong.
“Anyone who knows Elon, like me, knows he will never commit or forgive this alleged misconduct,” she wrote in an email.
It is not clear how many people on SpaceX have signed the open letter. The letter outlines a number of demands, including public condemnation of “Elon’s harmful Twitter behavior” and the establishment of clear definitions of all forms of unacceptable behavior on the rocket maker.
“It is important to make clear to our teams and our potential talent pool that their messages do not reflect our work, our mission or our values,” the letter said.
“SpaceX should quickly and clearly distinguish itself from Elon’s personal brand,” he continued.