Over the weekend, the Wall Avenue Journal reported that Musk — a longtime buddy of Brin’s — had a short relationship with Shanahan in December 2021 whereas she and Brin have been separated however nonetheless residing collectively. The publication cited unnamed folks near the matter.
“I work loopy hours, so there simply is not a lot time for shenanigans,” the Tesla (TSLA) boss stated in a Monday tweet.

“Not one of the key folks concerned in these alleged wrongdoings have been even interviewed!,” he added.

In an earlier tweet, Musk, the world’s richest man, described the report as “whole BS” and stated he and Brin have been nonetheless pals — and had attended a celebration collectively the night time earlier than.

“I’ve solely seen Nicole twice in three years, each occasions with many different folks round. Nothing romantic,” he added.

Brin filed for divorce from Shanahan in January on account of irreconcilable variations, based on courtroom paperwork filed in California seen by The Journal. He did so a number of weeks after discovering the affair, the publication stated.

The 2 billionaires have been pals for a few years, with Brin offering about $500,000 of funding for Tesla in 2008, when the corporate was struggling financially, the Journal stated.

Musk reportedly dropped to 1 knee in entrance of Brin at a celebration earlier this 12 months to apologize over the affair, it added.

Musk, Brin and Shanahan didn’t instantly reply to CNN Enterprise when reached for remark. Shanahan’s divorce lawyer additionally didn’t reply when contacted.

Brin stepped down as president of Alphabet (GOOGL), Google’s mother or father firm, in 2019. He based the search engine in 1998 with Larry Web page. Each Brin and Web page proceed to serve on Alphabet’s board.

Musk’s troubles within the highlight

Musk’s relationships, household affairs and authorized hassle have turn out to be a rising a part of the general public dialog these days.

The Tesla and SpaceX boss is presently embroiled in a bitter authorized struggle with Twitter (TWTR) over his $44 billion acquisition deal. Musk had sought to purchase the corporate however backed out earlier this month, accusing the social media firm of failing to show over important info regarding the variety of bots on its platform — a declare Twitter denies.
In Might, Musk denied allegations that he sexually harassed a SpaceX flight attendant in 2016. In June, one among Musk’s youngsters petitioned a California courtroom to acknowledge her new identify and gender, saying she now not needs to be associated to her well-known and rich father “in any means, form or type.” And final month, Insider reported Musk welcomed twins final 12 months with an govt at one among his firms, Neuralink.

Musk stated Monday a tweet that “the character assassination assaults have reached a brand new stage this 12 months.”

Clare Duffy contributed reporting.

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