Shotwell wrote in an email to employees last week, according to a CNBC report, “Personally, I consider the allegations to be false; not because I work for Elon, but because I have worked closely with him for 20 years and have never seen or heard anything approximating these allegations.”
Musk, the chief executive officer of SpaceX, has disputed the harassment claim and called the accuser a liar.
The Business Insider piece cited an unidentified source who claimed to be the flight attendant’s friend. According to the story, the friend had delivered a statement as part of the private settlement procedure.
SpaceX and Shotwell could not be reached immediately for comment.