Elon Musk Is the Only Smart One in This Ghislaine Maxwell Fiasco

After a photo of Elon Musk and Ghislaine Maxwell at a party surfaced online, the tech-bro hero denied knowing her. He’s the only smart one.

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Elon Musk has made it crystal clear he had no connection with Ghislaine Maxwell. We should take him at his word. | Image: AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File

  • A photo of Elon Musk with Ghislaine Maxwell surfaced on the Internet.
  • Tesla’s founder denies knowing her.
  • Musk is perhaps the only smart one in this entire fiasco.

Elon Musk is doing his best Mariah Carey, and making clear he “don’t know her.”

The “her” in question, of course, is Ghislaine Maxwell, known as Jeffrey Epstein’s “pimp,” and with whom he appeared in a recently-resurfaced photo.

Musk immediately denied knowing her, claiming she “photo-bombed” him at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party.

His quick denouncement of Maxwell is, perhaps, the smartest thing he could have done.

Elon Musk Wants No Part Of This

Elon Musk is many things—controversial and unusual being chief amongst them—but a liar is not on that list.

So, when he says something, we can take him at his word–even if we don’t necessarily like that “word” at the moment.

Just a few days after Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire in connection with her role in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, a photo of Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, together with the SpaceX founder, appeared on the Internet.

The photo was taken at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party, an annual event where the who’s who hobnob with the Hollywood elite. What’s more, the photo was taken just six years after Epstein pleaded guilty to procuring an underage girl for prostitution in Florida—making the picture all the more garish.

But Elon Musk was quick to make clear that he had absolutely nothing to do with Ghislaine Maxwell—not then, and not now.

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Elon Musk wisely distanced himself from Ghislaine Maxwell when the photo emerged. | Source: Twitter

But Other People Have A Lot To Answer For

Musk may not know Ghislaine Maxwell, but there are still plenty of other people who have to answer for their affiliation with both her and Jeffrey Epstein. This is true whether they directly engaged in sexual acts with these underage girls, or not.


Bill Gates’ business ties to Epstein didn’t seem to go any further than “just business,” even after the Microsoft founder learned of his past. (Gates called the affiliation “a mistake in judgment.“) Prince Andrew, on the other hand, did a lot worse with Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

So these men, and many more—including Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump—have a lot to answer for. Elon Musk, however, is not one of those men.

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Last modified: September 26, 2020 10:16 AM
Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, BET.com, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series and is the CEO of the acclaimed G-Force Marketing & Publicity firm, which has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter and has scored film, television, radio, and print placements for celebrity clientele worldwide. Reach her via email. Visit her LinkedIn profile here.
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