Ben Shapiro dismisses the sexual assault report against Elon Musk as “highly non-convincing”

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Citation From the May 20, 2022, edition of The Daily Wire's The Ben Shapiro Show

BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): Elon Musk suggested the other day that when he said he was not going to vote Democrat there would be a wave of attacks on him. Well, the wave has begun. So, according to The Verge -- The Verge suddenly, within a day of this, has come up with the news that SpaceX reportedly paid $250,000 to cover up Elon Musk's sexual misconduct.


Now, let me just say this. A $250,000 settlement when you are talking about alleging that one of the richest people on planet earth propositioned you for sex and then retaliated against you via his company – that is called a nuisance settlement. Ok? That is what that is there. Just, anybody who knows corporate law understands this. Just the legal bills on something like this outstrips $250,000 dollars. Easily, by far. The bad publicity at a trial outstrips the costs of this, by far. And if she really had the goods – and if she had witnesses, if she had any evidence whatsoever, if any of that had been the case, you think her lawyers would've told her to settle for a quarter-million dollars from Elon Musk? Are you out of your mind? Are you crazy?

Ok? What this really sounds like from outside indicators -- the indicator mainly being the size of the settlement -- if he had settled for five million bucks, you'd be like, oh, – that's pretty bad. That's big enough that if it were untrue he's probably would've fought it. But $250,000 settlement that she takes to walk away when she is alleging that he literally exposed himself to her and asked her to perform a sexual act on him and then retaliated against her in terms of her job -- I have a hard time believing that that story would've held together in court. Let's put it that way. Because no one settles for a quarter-million dollars with that fact pattern if that fact pattern has any evidence to it or if that fact pattern is true. That is weak tea.


I find this highly non-convincing, let's put it that way. The media are now trying to cobble together an entire case against Elon Musk. They're trying to take him out politically. None of this is a shock. The media do this sort of stuff all the time.