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Elon Musk says Ghislaine Maxwell photobombed him in 2014 photo

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Elon Musk is once again placing distance between himself, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, claiming a 2014 photo of him and the alleged madam at a Vanity Fair party is the result of her photobombing. 

Musk took to Twitter to respond to someone’s comment to a post he made on Thursday, showing what appears to be a photo of him and Maxwell smiling for a photo.  

‘Don’t know Ghislaine at all,’ he said in the late Thursday tweet. ‘She photobombed me once at a Vanity Fair party several years ago. Real question is why VF invited her in the first place.’ 

Musk took to Twitter to respond to someone's comment to a post he made on Thursday, showing a photo of him and Maxwell at the 2014 Vanity Fair Party in West Hollywood

Musk took to Twitter to respond to someone's comment to a post he made on Thursday, showing a photo of him and Maxwell at the 2014 Vanity Fair Party in West Hollywood

Musk took to Twitter to respond to someone’s comment to a post he made on Thursday, showing a photo of him and Maxwell at the 2014 Vanity Fair Party in West Hollywood

'Don't know Ghislaine at all,' he said in the late Thursday tweet. 'She photobombed me once at a Vanity Fair party several years ago. Real question is why VF invited her in the first place'

'Don't know Ghislaine at all,' he said in the late Thursday tweet. 'She photobombed me once at a Vanity Fair party several years ago. Real question is why VF invited her in the first place'

‘Don’t know Ghislaine at all,’ he said in the late Thursday tweet. ‘She photobombed me once at a Vanity Fair party several years ago. Real question is why VF invited her in the first place’

The sharp rebuke comes as Maxwell – Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged madam who is accused of procuring young girls for him – was arrested on charges of sex trafficking and perjury. 

The SpaceX CEO has been adamant on not knowing Epstein or Maxwell, last year releasing a statement rejecting the notion that he had introduced the disgraced pedophile to Mark Zuckerberg during a private dinner in 2015. 

The August 2015 dinner in Palo Alto was hosted by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. Hoffman invited Epstein – at the request of MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito, he explained to Axios – along with Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel.

The sharp rebuke comes as Maxwell - Epstein's former girlfriend and alleged madam who is accused of procuring young girls for him - was arrested on charges of sex trafficking and perjury

The sharp rebuke comes as Maxwell - Epstein's former girlfriend and alleged madam who is accused of procuring young girls for him - was arrested on charges of sex trafficking and perjury

The sharp rebuke comes as Maxwell – Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged madam who is accused of procuring young girls for him – was arrested on charges of sex trafficking and perjury

In a 2019 statement to Vanity Fair, Musk denied having been the connecting link between Epstein and Zuckerberg. 

 ‘I don’t recall introducing Epstein to anyone, as I don’t know the guy well enough to do so, Epstein is obviously a creep and Zuckerberg is not a friend of mine,’ he said in a statement. 

‘Several years ago, I was at his house in Manhattan for about 30 minutes in the middle of the afternoon with Talulah [Riley], as she was curious about meeting this strange person for a novel she was writing. We did not see anything inappropriate at all, apart from weird art. He tried repeatedly to get me to visit his island. I declined.’ 

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman

In a 2019 statement to Vanity Fair , Musk denied having been the connecting link between Epstein and Zuckerberg during a party hosted by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman

Joi Ito

Joi Ito

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel

Hoffman invited Epstein – at the request of MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito, he explained to Axios – along with Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel.

A spokesperson for Musk added in an emailed statement: ‘Elon never introduced Jeffrey Epstein to Mark Zuckerberg and does not know either person well enough to do so. They simply happened to be guests at a neuroscience dinner organized by Reid Hoffman.’ 

Maxwell’s dramatic arrest on sex-trafficking charges has raised hopes among Epstein victims that prosecutors will untangle a ‘spider web’ of rich and powerful associates of the pair.

The socialite and daughter of late British publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell was seized at a $1million home in New Hampshire and later appeared in court by video-link.

She is now awaiting transfer to New York to face charges of procuring girls as young as 14 for Epstein to sexually abuse – and could even be held in the same Manhattan jail where Epstein died last year.

If convicted on all counts, Maxwell faces 35 years behind bars at a maximum. It would mean she’d be 93 by the time she’d be released.

 

DailyMail Online


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