A lawyer for Nicole Shanahan, the wife of Google founder Sergey Brin, said any allegations that Nicole cheated on Sergey with billionaire Elon Musk “are not just outright lies, they are slander.”
“Any claim that Nicole had an affair with Elon Musk is not only an outright lie, but also slander,” lawyer Brian Friedman told the Daily Mail.
The Wall Street Journal said Sunday that Musk had an affair with Sergey Brin’s wife, which was the catalyst for their divorce.
Musk, the 51-year-old CEO of Tesla, tweeted a photo of himself having fun with 48-year-old Sergey Brin in an attempt to refute the newspaper’s claim.
He captioned the photo: “So much interest in me went supernova, which is too bad. Unfortunately, even frivolous articles about me get a lot of clicks. I will do my best to be face to face focused on business.” things useful to civilization.”
In the photo, Musk is standing with Sergei and two other women. It’s unclear exactly where he was flown as Musk was last seen in Mykonos last week, but his plane left Austin, where he lives, for San Jose on Saturday. He returned to Austin on Sunday and landed at 11:00 pm.
The amount of attention to me has gone supernova, which super sucks. Unfortunately, even banal articles about me bring a lot of clicks 🙁
I will try my best to focus on useful things for civilization.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
The Wall Street Journal said it sticks to its story that Musk and Shanahan were romantically involved at Art Basel last December, and that this not only cooled Musk’s friendship with Sergei, but also served as a catalyst for their divorce.
A spokesman for the newspaper told the Daily Mail: “We have confidence in our sources and stand by our messages.”
Earlier, the publication, citing a person close to Shanahan, reported that at the time of the alleged relationship in December, Brin and his wife broke up, but still lived together.
She added that despite having a prenuptial agreement, the couple, Brin and Shanahan, are currently in talks to settle the cost of the divorce, which could be as high as $1 billion.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Shanahan is a California-based attorney and founder of the law technology firm ClearAccessIP and the Bia-Echo Foundation.
Musk, who is also the president of rocket company SpaceX, is currently embroiled in a legal battle over his abandoned plan to buy Twitter for $44 billion.
He was sued by the social media platform earlier this month after he announced he was backing out of his takeover bid.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk is considered the richest person in the world, his net worth is estimated at more than $240 billion.
According to the same index, Sergey Brin is worth around $95 billion, making him the eighth richest person in the world.
Source: Daily Mail