Nicole Shanahan, the estranged spouse of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, has denied studies that she had an affair with Elon Musk.
In an announcement to The Independent, Ms Shanahan’s lawyer Bryan Freedman stated the declare she had slept with the Tesla CEO was “defamatory”.
“Make no mistake, any suggestion that Nicole had an affair with Elon Musk is not only an outright lie but also defamatory,” Mr Freedman stated.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Mr Musk had allegedly engaged in a quick affair with Ms Shanahan in December 2021. At the time, Ms Shanahan and Mr Brin had been separated however nonetheless residing collectively.
Mr Brin and Ms Shanahan divorced in January, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
The subsequent day, Mr Musk refuted the claims in a sequence of tweets.
“I work crazy hours, so there just isn’t much time for shenanigans,” Mr Musk stated.
“None of the key people involved in these alleged wrongdoings were even interviewed!,” he added.
Yeah, the character assassination assaults have reached a brand new degree this yr, however the articles are all nothing-burgers.
I work loopy hours, so there simply isn’t a lot time for shenanigans.
None of the important thing individuals concerned in these alleged wrongdoings had been even interviewed!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
He later shared a photograph of himself partying with Mr Brin on Twitter.
“This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night!” Mr Musk added in a separate tweet.
“I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.”
The Wall Street Journal didn’t instantly reply to query over whether or not they stood by the story.
In an announcement to DailyMail.com, a spokesperson stated: “We are confident in our sourcing, and we stand by our reporting.”
Mr Musk is the richest particular person on the earth, with an estimated web wealth of $219bn, whereas Mr Brin is seventh on the Forbes richlist with a web wealth of $107bn.