Tesla boss Elon Musk has denied having an affair with Nicole Shanahan, the spouse of Google co-founder, Sergey Brin.
Mr Musk’s feedback got here after the Wall Boulevard Magazine reported that his friendship with Mr Brin had ended over the alleged affair.
Replying to a hyperlink to the tale posted on Twitter, Mr Musk referred to the file as “overall bs”.
Mr Musk went on to mention that he’s nonetheless pals with Mr Brin and that they have been “at a birthday celebration in combination ultimate night time!”
Bringing up other people acquainted with the topic, the Wall Boulevard Magazine mentioned that Mr Musk was once engaged in a short lived affair past due ultimate yr with Ms Shanahan.
This induced Mr Brin to record for divorce previous this yr, finishing the lengthy friendship between the 2 high-profile era billionaires, the paper additionally mentioned.
However Mr Musk tweeted “I’ve best observed Nicole two times in 3 years, each occasions with many other folks round. Not anything romantic”.
On the time of the alleged affair in December, Mr Brin and his spouse have been separated however nonetheless dwelling in combination, the Wall Boulevard Magazine mentioned, bringing up an individual on the subject of Ms Shanahan.
In a separate tweet, Mr Musk mentioned “WSJ [Wall Street Journal] has run such a lot of bs hit items on me and Tesla I’ve misplaced rely.”
Even supposing they have got a prenuptial settlement, Mr Brin and Ms Shanahan are these days negotiating a divorce agreement, which may well be up to $1bn (£830m), the paper mentioned.
Ms Shanahan is a California-based lawyer and founding father of criminal era corporate ClearAccessIP and the Bia-Echo Basis, consistent with her LinkedIn profile.
The Bia-Echo Basis is a philanthropic organisation that promotes “reproductive longevity & equality, prison justice reform and a wholesome & livable planet”.
Mr Musk, who could also be the boss of rocket company SpaceX, is these days embroiled in a criminal battle over his deserted plan to shop for Twitter for $44bn.
Previous this month, the social media platform sued him after he introduced he was once strolling clear of his proposed takeover of the company.
Mr Musk is the sector’s richest particular person, with an estimated fortune of extra $240bn, consistent with the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
In step with the similar index, Mr Brin is value round $95bn, making him the the 8th richest particular person on this planet.