Elon Musk Rumors, deceit, and a broken friendship… a scandalous atmosphere in Silicon Valley

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An article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that Elon Musk had a falling out with one of his close friends, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, after he had an affair with his wife. The interested party responded on Twitter with “nonsense.”

“This is nonsense. I haven’t had sex in a long time.” This is Elon Musk’s reaction. on twitter, To the rumors that infuriate Silicon Valley. In keeping with his provocative tone, the billionaire founder of Tesla preferred to laugh at the scandal to the tune of soap operas. According to the “Wall Street Journal”, the respected and hated businessman was going to argue with one of his close friends, Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google. the reason ? The first was in an affair last December with the wife of the second, Nicole Shanahan. The story would have gone so far that Sergey Brin was immediately going to file for divorce, having learned of the deception of his companion and wife.

According to American media, Elon Musk met his alleged lover at an art festival in Miami. Then he broke up with singer Grimes, while Nicole Shanahan was spending a complicated time with her husband, with whom she still lives under the same roof. The case would be even more insulting to Sergey Brin, as the latter supported his friend’s electric car company in 2008 when it was facing difficulties due to the economic crisis. In 2015, when the company’s financial situation finally stabilized, Elon Musk presented it, as a thank-you, one of Tesla’s first all-electric SUVs. In the same year, Vice conducted a survey on the “world’s strangest friendship”, between Elon Musk, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page, one of the founders of Google. “It’s funny when the three of us talk about a whole bunch of crazy things, we end up developing things that then become real,” said biographer Ashley Vance, Larry Page. She explained to Vice, “When Elon is in Silicon Valley, he doesn’t have a home, so he goes to the hotel where he’s staying with his friends. That’s how he stays in touch with people.”

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Sergey Brin and Nicole Shanahan in Los Angeles, September 2021.

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The friendship between Elon Musk and Sergey Brin was so strong that South Africa would have fallen on his knees to plead with him to forgive him. But nothing would have helped him and the deceived husband would order his financial advisors to liquidate his investments in various subsidiaries of his former relative. He would even have chosen to invest in competing firms. If the ex-couple did not react to these discoveries, Elon Musk said on Twitter overnight that he was still friends with Sergey Brin, whose fortune is estimated at more than $90 billion. “We’re friends and we were at a party last night again! I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, each time there’s been so many people around. Nothing romantic.” “I haven’t had an affair in a long time,” Elon Musk replied to a user who advised him to keep his “dick in his underwear, because they want to whip him.”

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“Non-negotiable differences”

Nicole Shanahan was the second wife of Sergey Brin and she has a child who is now three years old. Before she made headlines for this supposed issue, she was known for launching ClearAccessIP, a technology company that uses artificial intelligence to manage patents. She sold the company in 2020. She is also founder and president of the Bia-Echo Foundation, a charity that promotes criminal justice reform, fights for a sustainable future and supports research on fertility and reproductive longevity in women in their mid-30s. She has been very committed to this topic and in the past has revealed the difficulties she faced in becoming a mother. As an outstanding businesswoman, she grew up in a modest home in Auckland, “with her parents unemployed most of her life, a mentally ill father, and no one to guide her, with so much chaos and fear,” she told Modern Luxury magazine in 2021. When Sergey Brin announced the His divorce from his wife, in January, cited “irreconcilable differences”. “Sergey and I want us to move forward with dignity, honesty and harmony for the sake of our baby. We both work for it,” replied Nicole Shanahan.

For his part, Elon Musk adds this potential scandal to the already long list of issues that have surrounded him lately. In addition to his legal battle with Twitter, which he wanted to buy before retirement, he is also accused of sexually harassing a flight attendant on his private jet. He denies these accusations. Other stories also surround his private life. On Twitter, he spoke of many rumors that aim, according to him, to “kill him”. “I work like crazy, I don’t have time for all these hoaxes. None of the people involved in any of these cases have ever been interviewed.”

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