Reports that Elon Musk had an affair with Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, have been denied by Nicole Shanahan.
On Twitter, the Tesla and SpaceX boss stated that there was nothing romantic between him and Ms Shanahan. He also said that he and Mr Brin are still friends.
After a Wall Street Journal report (WSJ), Mr Musk tweeted his thoughts after a Wall Street Journal report that cited unidentified sources claiming that he had had a brief affair Ms Shanahan.
According to the paper, the affair led Mr Brin earlier this year to file for divorce from Mrs Shanahan and ended their long-lasting friendship.
Musk responded to a tweet regarding the story on Twitter and said that it was “total absurdity”.
Alphabet Inc is the parent company of Tesla and Google. They did not respond immediately to comments requests and neither Mr Brin or Ms Shanahan were available to comment.
A lawyer for Mr Brin declined comment to the WSJ. Ms Shanahan did not respond to requests for comment from the paper.
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Mr Brin filed for divorce inciting “irreconcilable differing”, the Journal stated, quoting records that it claimed were filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Reuters News Agency was unable to independently determine whether divorce papers had been filed.
The WSJ reported that Mr Brin ordered his advisors to sell Mr Musk’s personal investments after he learned about the affair.
According to the paper, it was not able determine the size of these investments or whether sales were made.